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State-level gun policy changes and rate of workplace homicide in the United States

Christopher Baum (), Erika Sabbath and Summer Sherburne Hawkins
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Erika Sabbath: Boston College
Summer Sherburne Hawkins: Boston College

London Stata Conference 2019 from Stata Users Group

Abstract: Nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. die from firearm-related causes annually. Of these, about 1% are intentionally shot and killed while at work; work-related homicides account for about 10% of all workplace fatalities. While firearm policies have remained essentially unchanged at the national level, there is greater variation in state-level gun control legislation. Moreover, the gun control landscape between and within states has changed considerably over the past 10 years. Little recent work has focused on determinants or epidemiology of workplace homicide. The purpose of this study is to test whether changes in state-level gun control policies are associated with changes in state-level workplace homicide rates. Our analysis shows that stronger gun-control policies, particularly around concealed carry permitting, background checks, and domestic violence, may be effective means of reducing work-related homicide.

Date: 2019-09-15
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