Income inequality, trust and homicide in 33 countries.

  title={Income inequality, trust and homicide in 33 countries.},
  author={Frank J. Elgar and Nicole Aitken},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  volume={21 2},
BACKGROUND Theories of why income inequality correlates with violence suggest that inequality erodes social capital and trust, or inhibits investment into public services and infrastructure. Past research sensed the importance of these causal paths but few have examined them using tests of statistical mediation. METHODS We explored links between income inequality and rates of homicide in 33 countries and then tested whether this association is mediated by an indicator of social capital… CONTINUE READING

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