Publication: Empowering Migrant Women: Impacts of Amnesties on Crime Reports
Ibáñez, Ana María
Rozo, Sandra V.
Do undocumented migrants change their propensity to report or commit a crime after receiving a regular migratory status? This paper studies a massive amnesty program that gave regular migratory status to over 281,000 undocumented Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. Findings suggest that the amnesty did not result in more crimes committed by Venezuelan migrants, only an increase in the number of crimes they reported. Results are very strong for reports of domestic violence and sex crimes and are almost entirely driven by Venezuelan women, suggesting that empowerment is an important mechanism underlying the behavior change.
“Ibáñez, Ana María; Rozo, Sandra V.; Bahar, Dany. 2021. Empowering Migrant Women: Impacts of Amnesties on Crime Reports. Policy Research Working Paper;No. 9833. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/36484 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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