Job Loss, Credit and Crime in Colombia

We investigate the effects of job displacement, as a result of mass-layoffs, on criminal arrests using a novel matched employer-employee-crime dataset in Medellín, Colombia. Job displacement leads to immediate earnings losses, and an increased likelihood of being arrested for both the displaced work...

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Main Author: Medina, Carlos
Posso-Suárez, Christian Manuel
Tamayo, Jorge A
Nyshadham, Anant
Khanna, Gaurav
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: National Bureau of Economic Research 01.09.2019
Data of publication: 20190901
Series: NBER Working Paper Series
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: NBER Working Papers
National Bureau of Economic Research Publications
NBER Technical Working Papers Archive
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