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Taxation and Its Effects on Human Rights
Dominguez, Caridad
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Research involves the World Bank data on nations' taxation revenue (% of GDP) and the Fund for Peace's data on human rights abuses, economic inequality, group grievances, and state legitimacy. I also included data with and without Moody's ratings to test for the investment worth of these countries. My sample is the 110 most fragile nations and the bottom 20 most fragile nations according to the Fund for Peace. I used data from the year 2014 because it is the most recent year with sufficient data on taxation (% of GDP). My observations were 71 nations. I ran a linear regression model to test for how much does taxation (% of GDP) influence human rights abuses, and used state legitimacy, group grievances, and economic inequality to control for potential abuses of tax revenue. My research found that tax revenue as a percent of GDP has a statistically significant, negative effect on the abuses of human rights. I also ran a correlation matrix with my independent variables to make sure there was no multicollinearity, and none was found. ( en )
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Awarded Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, on May 8, 2018. Major: Economics
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College or School: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Advisor: Michelle Phillips. Advisor Department or School: Economics

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