Friday, November 22, 2019

Parenthood and Crime



Graphs showing that both mothers and fathers commit many fewer crimes in the three years after a birth than in the three years before. At first I was amazed that women 8 months pregnant commit crime at a detectable rate, but then I read the fine print and saw that the numbers include drug crimes and DUIs. The effect is larger than the estimated effect of a 20-year prison sentence.

Via Marginal Revolutions

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