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Revista Internacional de Investigación en Ciencias Sociales

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TELLEZ ACOSTA, Wilmer Jose. Emigration and criminality in Venezuela (21st century). Analysis based on the capabilities and institutional approach. Rev. Int. Investig. Cienc. Soc. [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.2, pp.119-138. ISSN 2226-4000.

In this article we propose to analyze the relationship between emigration and crime from two approaches: capacities, centered on the thesis of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum; and institutional approach. With this referential framework, we analyze data at the national level, finding evidence that crime variation, me, specifically homicide, can be an important explanatory variable for emigration in Venezuela (21st century). Despite the riches and positive social indicators in this period, Venezuela fails to retain its economically active population (youth and young adults). Crime makes Venezuela unattractive as a place for freedom and development.

Keywords : emigration; crime; capacity; institutionality; development.

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