Inequality and crime revisited: effects of local inequality and economic segregation on crime

@article{Kang2016InequalityAC,
  title={Inequality and crime revisited: effects of local inequality and economic segregation on crime},
  author={Songman Kang},
  journal={Journal of Population Economics},
  year={2016},
  volume={29},
  pages={593-626}
}
  • Songman Kang
  • Published 1 April 2016
  • Economics
  • Journal of Population Economics
Economic inequality has long been considered an important determinant of crime. Existing evidence, however, is mostly based on inadequately aggregated data sets, making its interpretation less than straightforward. Using tract- and county-level U.S. Census panel data, I decompose county-level income inequality into its within- and across-tract components and examine the extent to which county-level crime rates are influenced by local inequality and economic segregation. I find that the… 
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