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Inequality and Crime Rates in China

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  • Tsun Se Cheong

    (Business School, University of Western Australia)

  • Yanrui Wu

    (Business School, University of Western Australia)

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This paper examines the impact of intra-provincial regional inequality on crime rates in China. The results show that intra-provincial regional inequality is positively correlated with the crime rate in the regions. However, education is found to be negatively correlated with the crime rate. In addition, it is also observed in this study that regional crime rates are positively linked with the level of inflation, unemployment rate, and inequalities in consumption and employment between the rural and urban sectors.

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Paper provided by The University of Western Australia, Department of Economics in its series Economics Discussion / Working Papers with number 13-11.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:uwa:wpaper:13-11

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  1. Kennedy, Bruce P. & Kawachi, Ichiro & Prothrow-Stith, Deborah & Lochner, Kimberly & Gupta, Vanita, 1998. "Social capital, income inequality, and firearm violent crime," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 47(1), pages 7-17, July.
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