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Study on the Influence of Economic Development Level on Juvenile Delinquency Rate

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DOI: 10.23977/ESS2020031


Xianxuan Cai

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Xianxuan Cai


The relationship between economic development level and the juvenile delinquency rate is a topic that economists have been focusing on. The author tries to analyze this issue from two perspectives of theoretical analysis and empirical data. In the aspect of theoretical research, through dialectical analysis of the relationship between economic development and crime rate, the positive and negative influence mechanism of economic development on the juvenile crime rate is revealed. In addition, according to the characteristics of youth groups, we also optimize the efficient path measures to prevent youth crime. In the empirical research part, combined with the data of the bulletin of the Supreme People's court and the statistical yearbook, the relationship between economic development and juvenile delinquency is tested. It is noted that from 2002 to 2015, the juvenile delinquency rate in China increased with the increase of per capita GDP, but after considering the problem of the gap between the rich and the poor, the above conclusions are completely opposite. The research demonstrates that the gap between the rich and the poor remains unchanged. Economic growth has an inhibitory effect on juvenile delinquency.


Economic development, Juvenile crime rate, Gap between the rich and the poor, Gini coefficient

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