Economic and Financial Impact of School Shootings

Awarded Scholars:
Yaa Akosa Antwi, Johns Hopkins University
Project Date:
Mar 2021
Award Amount:

The objective of this proposal is to examine the impact of school shootings on the economic engagement and personal finances of residents of local communities where the shooting occurs. We first propose to the impact of school shootings on the number of tax returns (approximates the number of households), number of personal exemptions (approximates the population), and wages and salaries. We will then examine the impact of school shootings on the personal finance of local residents by analyzing their credit history. Specifically, we will examine account balances (credit cards and auto loans), payment history, number of accounts in third-party collections, probability having an account in third-party collections and the amount of debt in third-party collections.


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