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Breaking Sad: Drug-Related Homicides and Mental Well-Being in Mexico

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dc.description.abstract This paper examines the effects of drug-related violence on depression among adults in Mexico, amid a conflict known as the “Mexican Drug War.” The empirical strategy consists of first-differences in aggregate health outcomes at the municipality level before and after the beginning of the conflict. To account for potential migration biases, I use variation on net cocaine supply from Colombia and on federal-local enforcement cooperation. Results suggest an increase of 1.0% in depression among women, for every additional one-standard deviation expansion in drug-related homicide rates. In stark contrast, Mexican men are largely unaffected by drug-related violence. en
dc.title Breaking Sad: Drug-Related Homicides and Mental Well-Being in Mexico en
dc.contributor.author Balmori de la Miyar, Jose R.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T07:20:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T07:20:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/53018
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Drug-Related Homicides
dc.subject Mental Well-Being
dc.subject Mexico
dc.subject Crime
dc.subject Drugs
dc.subject Violence
dc.type Working Paper


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