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Domestic Violence and Divorce Law: When Divorce Threats Become Credible
This paper investigates whether lowering the cost of divorce can reduce domestic violence. The cost of divorce influences the bargaining position of spouses, and thus, their behavior within the marriage. This study takes ...
Electoral Consequences of Violent Crime: Evidence from Venezuela
To what extent to do voters hold political incumbents accountable for policy outcomes? This paper considers retrospective voting in the context of violent crime. Using a novel panel data set on county -and neighborhood- ...
Crime Perceptions and Reality in Latin America
We show that perceptions of insecurity are strongly correlated with victimization at the individual level and suggest that the reason this relationship is usually not uncovered in simple cross country studies is that they ...