Income inequality and pecuniary crimes
AbstractThis paper verifies the relationship between income inequality and pecuniary crimes. The elasticity of pecuniary crimes relative to inequality is 1.46, corroborating previous literature. Other factors important to decrease criminality are expanding job opportunities and a more efficient legal system.
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Volume (Year): 104 (2009)
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