Human Capital and the Supply of Homegrown Islamic Terrorists in the UK

11 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2009

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Yener Altunbas

University of Wales, Bangor

John Thornton

Bangor Business School

Date Written: December 1, 2009

Abstract

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

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

Yener Altunbas

University of Wales, Bangor ( email )

Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales LL57 2DG
United Kingdom

John Thornton (Contact Author)

Bangor Business School ( email )

Bangor LL57 2DG, Wales LL57 2DG
United Kingdom
+44 1248 388545 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.bangor.ac.uk/business/staff/john_thornton.php.en

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