Title

An Empirical Analysis: Does Poverty Level Affect Violent Crime?

Date

6-1-2017 9:00 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 9:15 AM

Location

WUC Calapooia Room

Department

Business and Economics

Session Chair

John Leadley

Session Title

Business & Economics

Faculty Sponsor(s)

John Leadley

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine if the poverty level of a state affects or contributes to that state’s violent crime rate. To control for other factors, I include divorce rate and alcohol consumption as additional independent variables. Ordinary Least Squares regression will be used to estimate the effect of the three independent variables and the statistical significance of those relationships. I will test for possible outliers and other sources of bias, including multicollinearity and heteroskedasticity.

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An Empirical Analysis: Does Poverty Level Affect Violent Crime?

WUC Calapooia Room

The purpose of this research is to determine if the poverty level of a state affects or contributes to that state’s violent crime rate. To control for other factors, I include divorce rate and alcohol consumption as additional independent variables. Ordinary Least Squares regression will be used to estimate the effect of the three independent variables and the statistical significance of those relationships. I will test for possible outliers and other sources of bias, including multicollinearity and heteroskedasticity.