Teen Births Keep American Crime High

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Hunt, Jennifer;
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: Familiensoziologie | K42 | Mütter | J12 | Vereinigte Staaten | Kinder | family structure | crime; family structure | Kriminalität | crime | Schätzung
    • ddc: ddc:330
      jel: jel:J12 | jel:K42
    mesheuropmc: education | human activities | social sciences | health care economics and organizations

The United States has a teenage birth rate that is high relative to that of other developed countries, and falling more slowly. Children of teenagers may experience difficult childhoods and hence be more likely to commit crimes subsequently. I assess to what extent lagg... View more
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