English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Socioeconomic Structure, Self-Fuifilment, Homicides and Spatial Dependence in Brazil Alexandre Carvalho; Daniel Cerqueira; Waldir Lobão

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/1942
Physical Description
  • preprint
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Socioeconomic Structure, Self-Fuifilment, Homicides and Spatial Dependence in Brazil
Author
  • Alexandre Carvalho
  • Daniel Cerqueira
  • Waldir Lobão
Physical Description
  • preprint
Notes
  • In this article we develop a theoretical model to explain the homicide rate in anygiven place and construct a Bayesian model with a spatial structure to test thehypotheses. We assume that in his quest for self-fulfilment the individual, whentaking the decision to perpetrate violence, not only responds to expected economiccosts and benefits, but also to an internal system of reward and punishment,synthesized by the emotions. Symbolic valuation, in particular, with respect toconventional rules and the subjective valuation of life itself, depends onsocioeconomic and age-group bonds. Theoretical conclusions show that theprobability of victimization by violence is higher in places with greater incomeinequality, larger proportion of youths in the population and socioeconomicvulnerability. The model tested covered 5.507 Brazilian municipalities from 1999 to2001, and we calculated the risk of a resident in any given municipality being avictim of homicide. This variable was confronted with other structural variables inorder to obtain homicide elasticities and the effect of spatial dependency inexplaining the risk of local victimization. The results suggest that there is evidence tosupport the theoretical propositions.
  • RePEc:ipe:ipetds:1105
Language
  • English
Contributed by
OAIster

Get this edition

Other links

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • Unknown (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment