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Having more education than your parents makes it less likelythat you will commit a crime as an adult

Swisher, Raymond and Dennison, Christopher (2016) Having more education than your parents makes it less likelythat you will commit a crime as an adult. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (16 Sep 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Though the relationship between socioeconomic status and crime has long been of interest to criminologists, few studies have examined the importance of social mobility. Raymond Swisher and Christopher Dennison used data from a national longitudinal study to analyze the association between intergenerational educational mobility and crime. They find upward educational mobility is associated with a lower likelihood of committing a crime, and downward mobility is linked to a greater likelihood. They argue that these findings are important given increasing concerns about inequality, the growing importance of a college degree, and its consequences for family life, wellbeing, and criminal behavior.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 10:09
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68041

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