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Assessing São Paulo's Large Drop in Homicides: The Role of Demography and Policy Interventions

In: The Economics of Crime: Lessons for and from Latin America


  • João M. P. de Mello
  • Alexandre Schneider


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  • João M. P. de Mello & Alexandre Schneider, 2010. "Assessing São Paulo's Large Drop in Homicides: The Role of Demography and Policy Interventions," NBER Chapters,in: The Economics of Crime: Lessons for and from Latin America, pages 207-235 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberch:11841

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    1. Rodrigo R. Soares & Joana Naritomi, 2010. "Understanding High Crime Rates in Latin America: The Role of Social and Policy Factors," NBER Chapters,in: The Economics of Crime: Lessons for and from Latin America, pages 19-55 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. John J. Donohue & Steven D. Levitt, 1999. "Legalized Abortion and Crime," JCPR Working Papers 104, Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.
    3. Ciro Biderman & JoãoMP DeMello & Alexandre Schneider, 2010. "Dry Laws and Homicides: Evidence from the São Paulo Metropolitan Area," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 120(543), pages 157-182, March.
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    1. Eduardo Rodrigues-Oreggia & Miguel Flores, 2012. "Structural Factors and the “War on Drugs” Effects on the Upsurge in Homicides in Mexico," CID Working Papers 229, Center for International Development at Harvard University.
    2. Chioda, Laura & De Mello, João M.P. & Soares, Rodrigo R., 2016. "Spillovers from conditional cash transfer programs: Bolsa Família and crime in urban Brazil," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 54(C), pages 306-320.
    3. João M P De Mello, 2010. "Assessing the crack hypothesis using data from a crime wave: the case of São Paulo," Textos para discussão 586, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).
    4. Daniel Cerqueira & João Manoel Pinho de Mello, 2013. "Evaluating a National Anti-Firearm Law and Estimating the Causal Effect of Guns on Crime," Textos para discussão 607, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).
    5. Arvate, Paulo Roberto & Falsete, Filipe Ortiz & Ribeiro, Felipe Garcia & Souza, André Portela Fernandes de, 2016. "Lighting and violent crimes: evaluating the effect of an electrification policy in rural Brazil on violent crime reduction," Textos para discussão 408, FGV/EESP - Escola de Economia de São Paulo, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
    6. João Manoel Pinho de Mello, 2010. "Reassessing the Demography Hypothesis: the Great Brazilian Crime Shift," Textos para discussão 579, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).

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