Unemployment and Property Crimes in Pakistan

Unemployment and Property Crimes in Pakistan


  • Journal title: Asian Economic and Financial Review
  • ISSN: 2305-2147 (print) 2222-6737 (online)
  • Publisher: Aess
  • Country of publisher: pakistan
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2017/May/11

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Finance and Financial Services, Economics
  • Publisher's keywords: Crimes, Pakistan, Unemployment, Cointegration, Causality
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF
  • Time From Submission to Publication: 8


    Syed Yasir Mahmood Gillani| Deputy Director, Planning and Development.Government College University. Lahore. Pakistan., Rana Ejaz Ali Khan| Head, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. Sahiwal. Pakistan. E-mail [email protected], Abid Rashid Gill| Lecturer, Department of Economics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Pakistan. E-mail:[email protected]


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The study examines the relationship between unemployment and propertycrimes for Pakistan covering the period of 1975 to 2008. The Johansencointegratiom methodology along with Granger causality through VEC isapplied to the annual time series data. The results of the cointegration analysisprovide evidence of a valid long-run relationship between unemployment anddifferent kinds of property crimes. The results provide evidence ofunidirectional causality running from unemployed to different kinds ofproperty crimes. The causality results explain that unemployment Grangercause theft, dacoity, robbery and cattle theft while it does not cause burglary.

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