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.
|Commitee:||Bagheri, Fathollah, Biederman, Daniel, Simlai, Prodosh|
|School:||The University of North Dakota|
|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|
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