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Age-Specific Homicide Rates

Fred C. Pampel

in The Institutional Context of Population Change

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780226645254
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226645278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226645278.003.0008
Age-Specific Homicide Rates

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This chapter tests the argument that cohort size will have positive effects on homicide deaths among groups that depend on market earnings and will have negative effects on homicide deaths among groups that depend more on public and private transfers. It does so by examining how the relationship of cohort size and homicide mortality varies with age, gender, national context, and time period. It also gives special attention to national characteristics related to collectivism, such as inequality, discrimination, and heterogeneity, that may contribute to group conflict and high homicide rates. Finally, it compares the similarities and differences between suicide and homicide victimization across ages, nations, and years.

Keywords: cohort size; market earnings; public transfer; private transfer; mortality; age; gender; national context; time period; collectivism

Chapter.  8354 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Population and Demography

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