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Income Inequality and Crime in the United States


Jongmook Choe


Department of Public Administration, Korea University; University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

March 6, 2009

Economics Letters, Vol. 101, pp. 31-33, 2008

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This paper investigates the relationship between income inequality and crime. Results show that there is a strong and robust effect of relative income inequality on burglary. Effect on robbery is also strong and robust in most cases.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Inequality, Gini Ratio, Crime

JEL Classification: I32, K42

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Date posted: May 12, 2009 ; Last revised: December 22, 2013

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Choe, Jongmook, Income Inequality and Crime in the United States (March 6, 2009). Economics Letters, Vol. 101, pp. 31-33, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1354924

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Jongmook Choe (Contact Author)
Department of Public Administration, Korea University ( email )
1 Anam-dong 5 ka
Seoul, 136-701
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs ( email )
PO Box Y
Austin, TX 78713
United States
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