Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Estimating the effect of poverty on violent crime
by Ramos, Jose Gabriel, M.S., The University of North Dakota, 2014, 41; 1567103
Abstract (Summary)

I examine the effect of poverty on violent crime in the United States during the years between 2000 and 2012. My analysis contributes to the literature by utilizing state-level poverty rates as the main variable of interest, and directly studying its effect on violent crime rates. I use panel data and a group (state) and time fixed effects estimation method in the study. The results confirm prior research that concludes that poverty does not have a significant effect on violent crime.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Simlai, Prodosh
Commitee: Bagheri, Fathollah, Biederman, Daniel, Simlai, Prodosh
School: The University of North Dakota
Department: Applied Economics
School Location: United States -- North Dakota
Source: MAI 53/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Economics, Criminology, Public policy
Keywords: Fixed effects, Panel data, Poverty, Poverty rates, State-level data, Violent crime
Publication Number: 1567103
ISBN: 978-1-321-26684-9
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