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Evidence from Chicago shows that a summer jobs program for youth can reduce violent crime arrests by 51 percent

Heller, Sara (2013) Evidence from Chicago shows that a summer jobs program for youth can reduce violent crime arrests by 51 percent. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (16 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Common wisdom is that jobs reduce crime, but the research evidence to support this is far from compelling. To investigate the connection between employment and crime, Sara Heller and the University of Chicago’s Crime Lab used a randomized control trial to offer disadvantaged Chicago youth summer jobs. They found that while the program led to a small drop in summer school enrolment, it led to fall of 51 percent for violent crime arrests.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 09:12
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57170

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