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Women in crime

Campaniello, N (2014) 'Women in crime.' IZA World of Labor, 2014.

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Abstract

In recent decades, women’s participation in the labor market has increased considerably in most countries and is converging toward the participation rate of men. Though on a lesser scale, a similar movement toward gender convergence seems to be occurring in the criminal world, though many more men than women still engage in criminal activity. Technological progress and social norms have freed women from the home, increasing their participation in both the labor market and the crime market. With crime no longer just men’s business, it is important to investigate female criminal behavior to determine whether the policy prescriptions to reduce crime should differ for women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: J16, K00, crime, women, gender gaps
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 15:08
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 11:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12035

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