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ERIC Number: ED509177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 0
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Reference Count: 0
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Education Policy and Crime. NBER Working Paper No. 15894
Lochner, Lance
National Bureau of Economic Research
This paper discusses the relationship between education and crime from an economic perspective, developing a human capital-based model that sheds light on key ways in which early childhood programs and policies that encourage schooling may affect both juvenile and adult crime. The paper first discusses evidence on the effects of educational attainment, school quality, and school enrollment on crime. Next, the paper discusses evidence on the crime reduction effects of preschool programs like Perry Preschool and Head Start, school-age programs that emphasize social and emotional development, and job training programs for low-skill adolescents and young adults. Finally, the paper concludes with a broad discussion of education policy and its potential role as a crime-fighting strategy.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research