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dc.coverage.spatialMedellín de: Lat: 06 15 00 N degrees minutes Lat: 6.2500 decimal degrees Long: 075 36 00 W degrees minutes Long: -75.6000 decimal degreeseng
dc.date.available2020-03-03T14:48:38Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10784/15901
dc.description.abstractFrom the US to Colombia, from India to Uganda, many inmates suffer from underprovision of services such as surveillance or rehabilitation in overcrowded prisons. Yet, we know little about how prison quality affects long-term inmate outcomes. I study a prison construction program in Colombia and find t hat q uasi-random assignment of inmates to less crowded, and higher service facilities reduced recidivism. Criminal capital is an important mechanism. Less crowded and better service facilities are associated with a lower level of unsupervised criminal contact within prisons. The program led to substantial welfare gains, even when assuming a low social cost per crime.spa
dc.language.isospaspa
dc.publisherUniversidad EAFITspa
dc.titleDo better prisons reduce recidivism? Evidence from a prison construction programspa
dc.typeworkingPaperspa
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.publisher.departmentEscuela de Economía y Finanzasspa
dc.type.localDocumento de trabajo de investigaciónspa
dc.subject.keywordcrime, violence, recidivism, prison conditions, Colombiaspa
dc.identifier.localD04, H41, J24, K14, K42
dc.rights.localAcceso abiertospa
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-03T14:48:38Z
dc.type.hasVersiondrafspa
dc.contributor.authorTobón Zapata, Santiago


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