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New evidence from the misery index in the crime function

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  • Tang, Chor Foon
  • Lean, Hooi Hooi

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We propose a parsimony model which is clear from multicollinearity and specification problems in the standard crime function. This study examines the relationship between the misery index and the crime rate in the Unites States from 1960 to 2005.

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  • Tang, Chor Foon & Lean, Hooi Hooi, 2009. "New evidence from the misery index in the crime function," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(2), pages 112-115, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:102:y:2009:i:2:p:112-115
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