A Brief Empirical Note on the Impact of Welfare Benefit Levels on Property Crime in the United States
AbstractThis study hypothesizes that welfare benefit levels constitute an alternative source of income to property crime. Consequently, higher welfare levels should at the margin reduce the attractiveness of perpetrating property crime. Evidence from the largest metropolitan areas in the United States support the hypothesis.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 52023.
Date of creation: 19 Mar 1990
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Publication status: Published in Public Finance/Finances Publiques 3.46(1991): pp. 512-516
opportunity costs; welfare levels; property crime;
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- Gramlich, Edward M, 1989. "Economists' View of the Welfare System," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 79(2), pages 191-96, May.
- Pauly, Mark V., 1973. "Income redistribution as a local public good," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 2(1), pages 35-58, February.
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