Does Income Inequality Lead to Terrorism?
7 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2010 Last revised: 15 Apr 2019
Date Written: July 23, 2010
This is an outdated working version of the following published article:
Krieger, T.; Meierrieks, D. (2019): "Income Inequality, Redistribution and Domestic Terrorism", World Development 116, 125-136, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.12.008.
Old abstract: Using panel data for 65 countries between 1975 and 1999, we show that higher levels of inequality are robustly associated with more terrorist activity, implying a link from economic deprivation to terrorist activity.
Keywords: Income inequality, Terrorism, Grievances
JEL Classification: D74, D63, D31
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