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The Effect of Crime on the Job Market: An ARDL approach to Argentina

  • Cerro, Ana María
  • Rodríguez Andrés, Antonio

This paper provides further evidence on the impact of crime on the job market using the time series data over the period 1980-2007 for Argentina. We also address methodological flaws by earlier crime studies by employing autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) approach to cointegration advocated by Pesaran et al (2001). The results show that unemployment has a statistically positive effect on the crime rate, depending on the model used.

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