CitationSavage, Joanne; Ellis, Stephanie K.; & Wozniak, Kevin H. (2019). The Role of Poverty and Income in the Differential Etiology of Violence: An Empirical Test. Journal of Poverty. vol. 23 (5) pp. 384-403
AbstractPoverty has been linked with criminal behavior in theory and empirical research. The authors test the differential etiology of violence thesis using a sample of teenagers from the Add Health data set. Employing a three-pronged test and conservative models, the authors find that income is associated with variability in violent offending, even controlling for nonviolent offending. The family incomes of nonviolent-only offenders were comparable to those of nonoffenders. The findings call into question general theories of criminality that do not distinguish between violent and other forms of offending and support the proposal that poverty is differentially associated with violent crime.
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Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Poverty
Ellis, Stephanie K.
Wozniak, Kevin H.