Local Access to Mental Healthcare and Crime -- by Monica Deza, Johanna Catherine Maclean, Keisha T. Solomon
- 10 августа 2020, 04:46
- NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)
We estimate the effect of local access to office-based mental healthcare on crime. We leverage variation in the number of mental healthcare offices within a county over the period 1999 to 2014 in a two-way fixed-effects model. We find that increases in the number of mental healthcare offices modestly reduce crime. In particular, ten additional offices in a county reduces crime by 1.7 crimes per 10,000 residents. These findings suggest an unintended benefit from expanding the office-based mental healthcare workforce: reductions in crime.
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