Terror Per Capita
Michael Jetter () and
No 6335, CESifo Working Paper Series from CESifo Group Munich
Usually, studies analyzing terrorism focus on the total number of casualties or attacks in a given county. However, per capita rates of terrorism are more likely to matter for individual welfare. Analyzing 214 countries from 1970 - 2014, we show that three stylized findings are overturned in terms of sign, magnitude, and statistical significance when investigating terror per capita. Democracy, previously associated with more casualties, emerges as a marginally negative predictor of terror per capita. A larger share of Muslims in society is, if anything, associated with less terrorism. Similar conclusions apply to language fractionalization.
Keywords: terrorism; terror per capita; democracy; Islam; language fractionalization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 O57 Z12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Journal Article: Terror per Capita (2019)
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