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13:00 - 14:00 5 December 2016

Entry to Upper Secondary School and Crime (joint with Tuomas Pekkarinen, Roope Uusitalo and Hanna Virtanen)

Location

Drayton 321 | Drayton House (link Map)
30 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AN | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student
Admission: free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Kristiina Huttunen

This paper exploits admission cutoffs at upper secondary schools in Finland to analyse the effect of education access on inactivity and crime. We use register data and follow individuals 10 years after the upper secondary school application. Our results show that successful applicants near the admission cutoffs have larger probability to obtain upper secondary degree than applicants just below the cutoffs. They are also less likely to commit crime, both in the short and medium run.


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Economics Reception
economics.reception@ucl.ac.uk


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