Human Capital and the Supply of Homegrown Islamic Terrorists in the UK
11 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2009
Date Written: December 1, 2009
We compare the characteristics of 77 convicted homegrown Islamic terrorists in the UK to a representative sample of 858 UK Muslims. UK Muslims are more likely to be convicted of terrorism if they are better educated and young, which accords with findings from recent research on the behavior of Muslims in the US.
Keywords: Terrorism, Homegrown terrorism, Human capital
JEL Classification: H56, J24
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Altunbas, Yener and Thornton, John, Human Capital and the Supply of Homegrown Islamic Terrorists in the UK (December 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1516490 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1516490
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