2018

Education and Criminal Behavior: Insights from an Expansion of Upper Secondary School

Särtryck nr 2018:37

Författare: Olof Åslund, Hans Grönqvist, Caroline Hall och Jonas VlachosÅr: 2018 Publikation: Labour Economics Årgång (nr): 52 (Juni) Sidor: 178–192
Artikeln online (behörighet kan krävas)


We study the impact on long and short run criminal behavior from a large scale Swedish reform of vocational upper secondary education, extending programs and adding more general theoretical content. The reform directly concerns age groups where criminal activity is high and individuals who are overrepresented among criminal offenders. Using detailed administrative data we show that the reform led to a reduction in property crime, but no significant decrease in violent crime. The effect is mainly concentrated to the third year after enrollment, which suggests that being in school reduces the opportunities and/or inclinations to commit crime.


Referens:
Åslund, Olof, Hans Grönqvist, Caroline Hall och Jonas Vlachos (2018), "Education and Criminal Behavior: Insights from an Expansion of Upper Secondary School". Labour Economics 52(Juni), 178–192.

Jonas Vlachos

Kontakt

Tel: 08 16 30 46
Mobil: 070 893 3240
jonas.vlachos@ne.su.se

Aktuell forskare

Lars Persson

Ämnesområden: digitalisering, entreprenörskap, industriell ekonomi, internationella investeringar, konkurrenspolitik, riskkapital etc

Några frågor som Lars Persson försöker besvara i sin forskning:

  • Vilka effekter har en mer protektionistisk syn på utländskt företagsägande effektiviteten på den inhemska strukturomvandlingen?

IFN kalendarium

Institutet för Näringslivsforskning, Grevgatan 34 - 2 tr, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden | Tel: +46-(0)8-665 45 00 | info@ifn.se