Education, Poverty and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?

@article{Krueger2003EducationPA,
  title={Education, Poverty and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?},
  author={A. Krueger and J. Male{\vc}kov{\'a}},
  journal={Journal of Economic Perspectives},
  year={2003},
  volume={17},
  pages={119-144}
}
The paper investigates whether there is a connection between poverty or low education and terrorism. We review evidence on hate crimes, which are closely related to terrorism; the occurrence of hate crimes is largely independent of economic conditions. We analyze data on support for attacks against Israeli targets from public opinion polls conducted in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; support for violent attacks does not decrease among those with higher education and higher living standards. The… Expand

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