González, Felipe and Prem, Mounu (2022) The impact of police violence: Evidence from student protests. TSE Working Paper, n. 22-1287, Toulouse, France

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We study the protest behavior of teenagers linked to a student killed by a stray bullet coming from a policeman in Chile. We use administrative data to follow the schoolmates of the victim and those living nearby the shooting in hundreds of protest and non-protest days. We find that police violence causes lower protest participation in street rallies but more adherence to test boycotts. These effects appear among schoolmates of the victim and not among students living nearby the killing. Negative educational consequences suffered by the schoolmates combined with previous results suggest that psychological mechanisms are a plausible explanation.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: January 2022
Place of Publication: Toulouse, France
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 14:38
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2023 13:33
OAI Identifier: oai:tse-fr.eu:126395
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/44185
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