Ethnic fragmentation and police spending
AbstractUsing a two-stage least-squares procedure, we estimate the relationship between ethnic fragmentation and police spending using a cross-section of the US counties. Our results show that, when controlling for community characteristics and accounting for simultaneity bias, ethnic fragmentation is positively related to police spending. This article contributes to the understanding of the stylized fact that public spending on police increased over a period in which the incidence of crime decreased.
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Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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- H76 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Other Expenditure Categories
- J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
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