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Assessing the Link between Adolescent Fertility and Urban Crime

Alejandro
Gaviria
Carlos Alberto
Medina-Durango
Jorge Andrés
Tamayo-Castaño
Lunes, 1 Marzo 2010

We use data of neighborhoods of Bogotá to assess the causal relation between their adolescent fertility and their homicide rates. We find that neighborhoods with high adolescent fertility rates, and that have low secondary enrollment and high crime rates