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Larrikin youth: can education cut crime?

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.

Tony Beatton, Michael P. Kidd, Stephen Machin and Dipa Sarkar

1 March 2017     Paper Number CEPCP494

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This CentrePiece article is published under the centre's Community Wellbeing programme.

This publication comes under the following theme: Causes of crime, Crime