Determinants of the crime rate in Argentina during the '90s

  • Ana María Cerro
  • Osvaldo Meloni

Abstract

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.
Keywords Criminal rate, Argentina
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Cerro, A., & Meloni, O. (2016). Determinants of the crime rate in Argentina during the '90s. Estudios de Economía, 27(2), pp. 297-311. Retrieved from https://estudiosdeeconomia.uchile.cl/index.php/EDE/article/view/40769/43579
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Published
2016-05-04