Living on the edge: Youth entry, career and exit in drug-selling gangs

  title={Living on the edge: Youth entry, career and exit in drug-selling gangs},
  author={Leandro da Silva Carvalho and Rodrigo Reis Soares},
Living on the Edge: Youth Entry, Career and Exit in Drug-Selling Gangs We use data from a unique survey of members of drug-trafficking gangs in favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to characterize drug-trafficking jobs and study the selection into gangs, analyzing what distinguishes gang-members from other youth living in favelas. We also estimate wage regressions for gang-members and examine their career path: age at entry, progression within the gangs’ hierarchy, and shortto medium-term… CONTINUE READING


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