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Scaring or scarring? Labour market effects of criminal victimisation


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Title: Scaring or scarring? Labour market effects of criminal victimisation
Authors: Bindler, Anna
Ketel, Nadine
Issue Date: Jan-2019
Extent: 55
Publication type: report
Publisher: University of Gothenburg
Organization: Dept. of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
749
Keywords: crime
victimisation
labour market outcomes
event-study design
Abstract: Little is known about the costs of crime to victims and their families. In this paper, we use unique and detailed register data on victimisations and labour market outcomes from the Netherlands to overcome data restrictions previously met in the literature and estimate event-study designs to assess the short- and long-term effects of criminal victimisation. Our results show significant decreases in earnings (6.6-9.3%) and increases in the days of benefit receipt (10.4-14.7%) which are lasti... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL-codes: K14; J01; J12; I1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/58594
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