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Violence and Human Capital Investments

Koppensteiner, Martin Foureaux and Menezes, Livia (2020) Violence and Human Capital Investments Journal of Labor Economics.

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Abstract

In this paper, we combine extremely granular information on the location and timing of homicides with a number of large administrative educational datasets from Brazil, to estimate the effect of exposure to homicides around schools, students' residence, and on their way to school. We show that violence has a detrimental effect on school attendance, on standardised test scores and increases dropout rates of students substantially. We use exceptionally rich information from student- and parent-background questionnaires to investigate the effect of violence on the aspirations and attitudes towards education. We �nd that boys systematically report lower educational aspiration towards education.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Koppensteiner, Martin Foureauxm.koppensteiner@surrey.ac.uk
Menezes, Livia
Date : 21 July 2020
DOI : 10.1086/711001
Additional Information : Embargo OK Metadata pending. Accepted version is published online. Final version forthcoming.
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 30 Jul 2020 13:35
Last Modified : 30 Jul 2020 13:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858329

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