Unemployment and Crime: Experimental Evidence of the Causal Effects of Intensified ALMPs on Crime Rates among Unemployed Individuals

The Rockwool Foundation Research Unit. Study Paper No. 38

By Signe Hald Andersen

A number of studies have investigated the extent to which levels of welfare benefits reduce crime among the unemployed. This study paper expands on the research by testing whether the intensity of other welfare programs aimed at the unemployed affect their criminal activity. The study uses evidence from a Danish social experiment that randomly assigned active labor market programs of different levels of intensity to newly unemployed individuals.

26 pages

Publication Date: 1/23/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788790199647