Inequality and Crime Rates in China

Tsun Se Cheong, Yanrui Wu

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUWA Business School
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameEconomics Discussion Papers
No.11
Volume13

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