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Am J Public Health. 2005 Jul;95(7):1181-3.

Adolescent birth rates, total homicides, and income inequality in rich countries.

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Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Seebohm Rowntree Building-Room A/TB/220, Heslington, York YO10 5DD UK. kp6@york.ac.uk

Abstract

Income inequality has been associated with both homicides and births to adolescents in the United States and with homicides internationally. We found that adolescent birth rates and general homicide rates were closely correlated with each other internationally (r= 0.95) and within the United States (r = 0.74) and with inequality internationally and within the United States. These results, coupled with no association with absolute income, suggested that violence and births to adolescents may reflect gender-differentiated responses to low social status and could be reduced by reducing income inequality.

PMID:
15983272
PMCID:
PMC1449337
DOI:
10.2105/AJPH.2004.056721
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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