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Youth Unemployment, Terrorism and Political Violence, Evidence from the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (2012)
  • Raul Caruso
  • Evelina Gavrilova, University of Turin
Abstract

This paper analyzes the relationship between youth unemployment and Palestinian violence. First a qualitative explanation of the underlying mechanism is given. Eventually, empirical results suggest that there is a positive association between the growth rate of youth unemployment and the brutality and incidence of violence, proxied by the numbers of victims, and incidents. Results also show that: (i) there is a negative association between the added value in the agricultural sector and both measures of violence; (ii) there is a positive association between the share of employment in agriculture and violence; (iii) there is a negative association between manufacturing added value and brutality of incidents. Results also suggest that male youth unemployment rather than female unemployment helps to explain Palestinian violence.

Keywords
  • youth unemployment; terrorism; political violence; Israel; Palestine
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Publication Date
August, 2012
Citation Information
Raul Caruso and Evelina Gavrilova. "Youth Unemployment, Terrorism and Political Violence, Evidence from the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict" Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/raul_caruso/51/