The Effects of Immigrant Concentration on Changes in Neighborhood Crime Rates

@article{MacDonald2013TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Immigrant Concentration on Changes in Neighborhood Crime Rates},
  author={John M. MacDonald and John R. Hipp and Charlotte Gill},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Criminology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29},
  pages={191-215}
}
ObjectivesThis study investigated the extent to which immigrant concentration is associated with reductions in neighborhood crime rates in the City of Los Angeles.MethodsA potential outcomes model using two-stage least squares regression was estimated, where immigrant concentration levels in 1990 were used as an instrumental variable to predict immigrant concentration levels in 2000. The instrumental variables design was used to reduce selection bias in estimating the effect of immigrant… 
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