ISER External Seminar: Afraid to go to School? Estimating the Effect of Homicides on Human Capital InvestmentsISER External Seminars

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Homicides are the crudest outcome of violence and crime. They may instil fear with observers and may lead to behavioural adjustments. We use a number of large administrative Brazilian datasets to estimate the causal effect of exposure to homicides in the public way on schooling outcomes. Within-school estimates show that violence in the surroundings of schools, at the residence of students, and on the walking path from residence to school has a negative effect on a number of measures of school achievement such as test scores, repetition, dropout and school progression. We also find that school attendance suffers following a homicide in the school surroundings. Exceptionally rich data allow us to investigate heterogeneous effects and explore the channels underlying these effects.

Presented by:

Martin Foreaux Koppensteiner, University of Leicester

Date & time:

17 Oct 2018 11:30 am - 17 Oct 2018 12:30 pm


ISER large seminar room, 2N2 4.16

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