Poverty and “Witch” Killing in Tanzania

Abstract

Existing empirical studies are typically unable to sort out the direction of causality between poverty and violent crime in less developed countries. This study uses rainfall variation in a poor rural Tanzanian district – which is plausibly exogenous, and is closely related to income – from a new dataset to estimate the impact of negative income shocks on… (More)

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@inproceedings{Miguel2002PovertyA, title={Poverty and “Witch” Killing in Tanzania}, author={Edward Miguel and Adam Ashforth and Jenna A Johnson}, year={2002} }