Educational Inequality and Juvenile Crime: An Area Based Analysis [Wider Benefits of Learning Research Report No. 26]

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Sabates, Ricardo; Feinstein, Leon; Shingal, Anirudh;
  • Publisher: Centre for Research on the Wider Benefits of Learning, Institute of Education, University of London
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    mesheuropmc: social sciences | health care economics and organizations | mental disorders

This study considers the influence of one form of relative deprivation on crime, namely educational inequality. This is examined through an area-based analysis of the relationship between juvenile conviction rates for a range of offences and educational inequality based... View more
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