Determinants of the crime rate in Argentina during the '90s
Based on Becker’s theoretical model, the present paper estimates econometrically the determinants of the crime rate in Argentina for the 1990-1999 period. Like previous empirical applications for Argentina, a significant deterrence effect was found. However unlike them we find a strong socio-economic effect on the crime rate. The unemployment rate and the income inequality indicator were found to have a positive and significant effects on the crime rate.
Volume (Year): 27 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 Year 2000 (December)
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