Does Income Inequality Lead to Terrorism?

7 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last revised: 15 Apr 2019

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Tim Krieger

University of Freiburg - Department of Economics

Daniel Meierrieks

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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Date Written: July 23, 2010

Abstract

This is an outdated working version of the following published article:

Krieger, T.; Meierrieks, D. (2019): "Income Inequality, Redistribution and Domestic Terrorism", World Development 116, 125-136, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.12.008.

Old abstract: Using panel data for 65 countries between 1975 and 1999, we show that higher levels of inequality are robustly associated with more terrorist activity, implying a link from economic deprivation to terrorist activity.

Keywords: Income inequality, Terrorism, Grievances

JEL Classification: D74, D63, D31

Suggested Citation

Krieger, Tim and Meierrieks, Daniel, Does Income Inequality Lead to Terrorism? (July 23, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1647178 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1647178

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