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dc.contributor.authorCostantini, M-
dc.contributor.authorMeco, I-
dc.contributor.authorParadiso, A-
dc.identifier.citationRegional Studies, (2017)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to investigate the long run relationship between crime, inequality, unemployment and deterrence using US state level data from 1978 to 2013. The novelty is to use nonstationary panels with a factor structure. The results show that: i) a crime theoretical model fits the long run relationship well; ii) income inequality and unemployment have a positive impact on crime, whereas that of deterrence is negative; iii) the effect of income inequality on crime is larger when inequality is measured on a wider population proportion; iv) property crime is generally highly sensitive to the deterrence effect of police.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectUS crimeen_US
dc.subjectPanel cointegrationen_US
dc.subjectCross-section dependenceen_US
dc.titleDo inequality, unemployment, and deterrence affect crime over the long run?en_US
dc.relation.isPartOfRegional Studies-
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