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Crimes against women and economic conditions: Evidence from India

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19 October 2016

1:00 - 2:00pm4.04/4.08 Bancroft Building

Abstract

The study merges district level administrative data on crimes against women in India with nationally representative data on the labour market. This allows us to examine whether changes in the labour market have an impact on such crimes. We find that increased employment increases the incidence of crimes against women, with an elasticity which is close to 0.3. We also examine the effect of changes in gender specific employment on crimes against women by using industry weighted measures of gender specific employment; using this strategy we find that higher male employment increases crimes against women while higher female employment reduces them.

Guest speaker

Dr Zahra Siddique from the University of Reading.

The seminar will be hosted by Professor Sushanta Mallick, School of Business and Management, QMUL.

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If you would like to attend the seminar, please email Alicia George: alicia.george@qmul.ac.uk.

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