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Discontinuities in the Age-Victimization Profile and the Determinants of Victimization


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Title: Discontinuities in the Age-Victimization Profile and the Determinants of Victimization
Authors: Bindler, Anna
Hjalmarsson, Randi
Ketel, Nadine
Mitrut, Andreea
Issue Date: Dec-2021
Extent: 61
Publication type: report
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
817
Keywords: victimization
crime
youth
youth protection laws
alcohol
ineqality
RDD
Abstract: : Many rights are conferred on Dutch youth at ages 16 and 18. Using national register data for all reported victimizations, we find sharp and discontinuous increases in victimization rates at these ages: about 13% for both genders at 16 and 9% (15%) for males (females) at 18. These results are comparable across subsamples (based on socio-economic and neighborhood characteristics) with different baseline victimization risks. We assess potential mechanisms using data on offense location, cross-coh... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL: K42, K36, J13, I12, I14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/70234
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