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Conditional Cash Transfers and Crime: Higher Income but also Better Loot

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dc.description.abstract We analyze the impact of conditional cash transfer programs on crime. We present evidence that welfare payments in cash significantly increase criminal activities. We exploit the exogenous increase in the payment and the number of beneficiaries given by a major reformulation of the CCT program in Uruguay. The increase in crime is exclusively observed in property crime suggesting the impact is driven by economic reasons. Our findings suggest that more cash available in the streets improves the loot from crime and thus increases the incentives for criminal activities. en
dc.title Conditional Cash Transfers and Crime: Higher Income but also Better Loot en
dc.contributor.author Borraz, Fernando
dc.contributor.author Munyo, Ignacio
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T05:15:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T05:15:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/52994
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Conditional Cash Transfers
dc.subject Crime
dc.subject Income Effect
dc.subject Loot.
dc.type Working Paper


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