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Author Galiani, Sebastián

Title Conscription and crime / Sebastian Galiani, Martín Rossi, and Ernesto Schargrodsky
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, Development Economics, Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (18 pages)
Series Policy research working paper ; 4037
Policy research working papers ; 4037
Summary The initiation in criminal activities is, typically, a young phenomenon. The study of the determinants of entry into criminal activities should pay attention to major events affecting youth. In many countries, one of these important events is mandatory participation in military service. The objective of this study is to estimate the causal relationship between mandatory participation in military service and crime. The authors exploit the random assignment through a draft lottery of young men to conscription in Argentina to identify this causal effect. Their results suggest that participation in military service increased the likelihood of developing a criminal record in adulthood (in particular, for property and weapon-related crimes)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 11-12)
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Subject Crime -- Argentina -- Econometric models
Draft -- Social aspects -- Argentina
Draft -- Argentina -- Econometric models
Crime -- Econometric models.
Draft -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Rossi, Martín A
Schargrodsky, Ernesto
World Bank. Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics
Other Titles At head of title: Background paper to the 2007 World development report