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Organization and information in the fight against crime: the integration of police forces in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
(Brookings Inst Press, 2017-05)
This paper analyzes the experience of information sharing, coordination, and integration of actions of the civil and military police forces in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in the context of the IGESP program. The ...
The welfare cost of homicides in Brazil: accounting for heterogeneity in the willingness to pay for mortality reductions
This paper estimates the health dimension of the welfare cost of homicides in Brazil incorporating age, gender, educational, and regional heterogeneities. We use a marginal willingness to pay approach to assign monetary ...
Spillovers from conditional cash transfer programs: Bolsa Família and crime in urban Brazil
(Elsevier Ltd, 2016)
This paper investigates the impact of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs on crime. Making use of a unique dataset combining detailed school characteristics with geo-referenced crime information from the city of São ...
Living on the edge: youth entry, career and exit in drug-selling gangs
(Elsevier Science Bv, 2016-01)
We use data from a unique survey of members of drug-trafficking gangs in favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to characterize drug-trafficking jobs and study the selection into gangs, analyzing what distinguishes ...
Water scarcity and birth outcomes in the Brazilian semiarid
(Elsevier Science Bv, 2015-01)
Roughly one-third of the rural population in developing countries lives in arid and semiarid regions, facing recurrent water scarcity. This is likely to become an even more common situation with climate change. This paper ...