Qadri, Faisal Sultan and Kadri, Adeel Sultan (2010): Relationship between education, health and crime: fable, fallacy or fact. Published in: Pakistan Business Review No. Apr 2011 (1. January 2011): pp. 36-52.
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The study is an empirical evaluation of specific criminal activities. The relationship of criminal activities with inflation, unemployment, investment, education and health are examined through an annual data set from 1980 to 2007. To test the order of integration, Augmented Dickey Fuller test and Philips Perron are used. To find the evidences of long run relationship, Cointegrating Regression Durban Watson, Engle Granger two step procedure and Johansen and Juselis method is used. Results show that education and health have a positive and significant relationship with most of the criminal activities in the study. Another unusual finding is that inflation and unemployment are insignificant in case of two out of three crimes, however, investment is found highly significant and negatively related with these crimes. The study indicates that an educated, healthy and legally employed person can also be involved in unsophisticated blue collar criminal activities.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Relationship between education, health and crime: fable, fallacy or fact|
|Keywords:||Education; health; Crime|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health
K - Law and Economics > K4 - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
|Depositing User:||Faisal Qadri|
|Date Deposited:||05. May 2011 12:08|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 17:21|
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