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Unemployment and Right-Wing Extremist Crime


Falk, Armin; Zweimüller, Josef; Kuhn, Andreas (2011). Unemployment and Right-Wing Extremist Crime. Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 113(2):260-285.

Abstract

It is frequently argued that unemployment plays a crucial role in the occurrence of right-wing extremist crimes (RECs). We test this hypothesis empirically using data from Germany. We find that right-wing criminal activities occur more frequently when unemployment is high. The substantial difference in the numbers of RECs occurring in the East and West German states can mostly be attributed to differences in unemployment. This finding reinforces the importance of unemployment as an explanatory factor for RECs, and it questions explanations based solely on the different socialization in former communist East Germany and the liberal West German states

Abstract

It is frequently argued that unemployment plays a crucial role in the occurrence of right-wing extremist crimes (RECs). We test this hypothesis empirically using data from Germany. We find that right-wing criminal activities occur more frequently when unemployment is high. The substantial difference in the numbers of RECs occurring in the East and West German states can mostly be attributed to differences in unemployment. This finding reinforces the importance of unemployment as an explanatory factor for RECs, and it questions explanations based solely on the different socialization in former communist East Germany and the liberal West German states

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Date:June 2011
Deposited On:26 Jan 2012 13:46
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 23:50
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:0347-0520
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9442.2011.01648.x
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:4193

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