Crime and the minimum wage

@article{Braun2017CrimeAT,
  title={Crime and the minimum wage},
  author={Christine Braun},
  journal={Review of Economic Dynamics},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={122-152}
}
  • Christine Braun, Christine Braun
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Review of Economic Dynamics
  • How does the minimum wage affect crime rates? Empirical research suggests that increasing a worker's wage can deter him from committing crimes. On the other hand, if that worker becomes displaced as a result of the minimum wage, he may be more likely to commit a crime. In this paper, I describe a frictional world in which a worker's criminal actions are linked to his labor market outcomes. The model is calibrated to match labor market outcomes and crime decisions of workers from the National… CONTINUE READING
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