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Larrikin youth: can education cut crime?
Tony Beatton, Michael P. Kidd, Stephen Machin and Dipa Sarkar
March 2017
Paper No' CEPCP494:
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CentrePiece 22 (1) Spring 2017

JEL Classification: I2; K42

Tags: youth crime; schooling; australia; earning or learning

If young people spend longer in school, are they less likely to commit crimes? Stephen Machin and international collaborators examine the impact on youth crime of an educational reform in Australia that raised the minimum school leaving age.

This article summarises ‘Larrikin Youth: New Evidence on Crime and Schooling’ by Tony Beatton, Michael Kidd, Stephen Machin and Dipa Sarkar, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1456, November 2016.