Date of Award
Markus P. A. Schneider
Economics, Gun violence, Mass shootings, Socioeconomics
This paper is an examination and investigation of the relationship between socioeconomic factors and mass shootings. The objective of this paper was to see if economic policy making could be an effective tool for reducing the level of mass gun violence that America has been experiencing. This paper highlights the known relationship between violent crime and economics and tries to bridge that connection to mass shootings specifically through literature review and econometric testing. The ultimate takeaway from this paper’s results and analysis is the need for a universal definition and governing body for data on mass shootings in order to allow the academic community to understand mass shootings better. The econometric results of this paper are not as statistically significant as other papers in the academic community, but the results provide support and evidence for a relationship between socioeconomic factors and mass shootings, and the results carry economic importance, even if they lack statistical significance.
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Petkovich, Taylor, "Socioeconomic Factors and Mass Shootings, 1982-2016" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2153.
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