Prison and Crimes

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Description

yearly observations of 51 states from 1979 to 1993

number of observations : 765

country : United-States

economic topic : instrumental variables

econometrics topic : Economics of crime

Usage

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Format

A dataframe containing :

state

state index

year

year

criv

violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants

crip

property crimes per 100,000 inhabitants

incpc

income per capita

polpc

police per 100,000 residents

pris

prison population per 100,000 inhabitants

ag0_14

proportion of popuation 0 to 14 years

ag15_17

proportion of popuation 15 to 17 years

ag18_24

proportion of popuation 18 to 24 years

ag25_34

proportion of popuation 25 to 34 years

unem

unemployment rate

black

proportion of black

metro

proportion in metropolitan areas

final1

=1 if a final decision was reach on overcrowding litigation in the current year

final2

=1 if a final decision was reach on overcrowding litigation in the previous two years

Source

Wooldridge's "Econometrics analysis of cross section and panel data" website http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/econometric-analysis-cross-section-and-panel-data.

References

Levitt, Stephen D. (1996) “The effect of prison population size on crime rates: evidence from prison overcowding litigation”, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, 111(2), 319-351.

See Also

Index.Economics, Index.Econometrics

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