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Income inequality and fear of crime across the European region
Christin-Melanie Vauclair (Vauclair, C.-M.); Boyka Bratanova (Bratanova, B.);
Título Revista
European Journal of Criminology
Ano
2017
Língua
Inglês
País
Reino Unido
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Abstract/Resumo
This paper aims to take a holistic approach to studying fear of crime by testing predictors at multiple levels of analyses. Data from the European Social Survey (N = 56,752 from 29 countries) were used to test and extend the Income Inequality and Sense of Vulnerability Hypotheses. The findings confirm that (1) individuals in societies with greater income inequalities are more fearful of crime, and (2) older or disabled people as well as women report greater fear of crime. Contrary to the hypotheses, ethnic majority and not ethnic minority members report greater fear of crime, if they reside in high income inequality countries. It is further demonstrated that fear of crime explains the inverse association between income inequality and subjective well-being in this particular subsample.
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Palavras-chave
Cross-national comparisons,European Social Survey,Fear of crime,Income inequality,Multilevel analyses,Subjective well-being
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Referência de financiamento Entidade Financiadora
UID/PSI/03125/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
276809 Comissão Europeia