Crime and Beliefs: Evidence from Latin America
8 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2015 Last revised: 2 Jun 2019
Date Written: August 21, 2007
We find that perceptions of crime and individual experience with crime (crime victimization) are positively correlated with left-wing beliefs within countries, controlling for income and other correlates of ideology, in a sample for Latin American countries in the mid-1990’s.
Keywords: beliefs, crime, fairness, legitimacy of market
JEL Classification: P16, K42, E62
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