The results of the model show that altruism deters perception of crime in regions with comparatively low expenditure on crime reducing activities, and vice-versa.
Tirtha Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Rounak Sil, KPMG Global Services (KGS), Peerless Nagar, Block B12, Sodepur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Ritika Jain, Centre for Development Studies, Prasanth Nagar, Medical College P.O, Ulloor, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
We propose a static model of agriculture household behaviour and incorporate two behavioural aspects in it-namely altruistic tendencies and perceptions related to crime. We use a game theoretic framework, based upon the standard agricultural household model proposed by Singh et al. (World Bank Econ Rev 1:149–179, 1986) which is well suited for a rural agricultural setting in a developing country like India.
The results of the model show that altruism deters perception of crime in regions with comparatively low expenditure on crime reducing activities, and vice-versa. We empirically test the results of the theoretical model by using the India Human Development Survey-II for the year 2011–2012. The instrumental variable regression results validate our main hypothesis affirming the potential role of social capital in crime mitigation for states with weaker institutions.
Published in: Social Indicators Research
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