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URN etd-0814112-105436
Author Yi-Siou Shih
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Department Economics
Year 2011
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title The Impact of Income Inequality on Crime´╝ÜThe Empirical Study of Taiwan
Date of Defense 2012-07-26
Page Count 55
Keyword
  • income inequality
  • system GMM
  • LSDVC
  • dynamic panel data
  • crime
  • Abstract This paper investigates the impact of income inequality on grand total crime, larceny and violent crime by using the dynamic panel data of 20 cities and counties in Taiwan during 1998 to 2010.
    The empirical results show that income inequality has a significant positive impact on grand total crime, larceny and violent crime, but unemployment rate and the proportion of the population between 15 and 64 years old both have no significant influence on three kinds of crimes. Moreover the effect of the other explanatory variables is significant on at least one kind of crimes. The empirical results also support that the criminal expected utility theory, social anomic, disorganization, conflict and strain theories are helpful to explain the criminal behavior of Taiwan.
    Advisory Committee
  • Shao-Hsun Keng - chair
  • Chingnun Lee - co-chair
  • Jyh-Lin Wu - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2012-08-14

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