Culture, ethnicity, and diversity

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Show simple item record Desmet, Klaus Ortuño Ortín, Ignacio Wacziarg, Romain 2017-09-14T18:47:56Z 2017-09-14T18:47:56Z 2017-09-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Desmet, Klaus, Ortuño-Ortín, Ignacio and Wacziarg, Romain (2017). Culture, ethnicity, and diversity. American Economic Review, v. 107, n. 9, pp. 2479–2513
dc.identifier.issn 0002-8282
dc.description.abstract We investigate the empirical relationship between ethnicity andculture, defined as a vector of traits reflecting norms, values, andattitudes. Using survey data for 76 countries, we find that ethnicidentity is a significant predictor of cultural values, yet that withingroupvariation in culture trumps between-group variation. Thus,in contrast to a commonly held view, ethnic and cultural diversityare unrelated. Although only a small portion of a country's overallcultural heterogeneity occurs between groups, we find that variouspolitical economy outcomes (such as civil conflict and public goodsprovision) worsen when there is greater overlap between ethnicityand culture.
dc.description.sponsorship We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness (grants ECO2011-27014, ECO2013-42710, and ECO2016- 75992-P), and the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management. The authors declare that they have no relevant or material financial interests that relate to the research described in this paper
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Economic Association
dc.rights © American Economic Association
dc.title Culture, ethnicity, and diversity
dc.type article
dc.subject.jel D74
dc.subject.jel H41
dc.subject.jel J15
dc.subject.jel O15
dc.subject.jel O17
dc.subject.jel Z13
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1257/aer.20150243
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2011-27014
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2013-42710
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2016- 75992-P
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 2479
dc.identifier.publicationissue 9
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 2513
dc.identifier.publicationtitle The American economic review
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 107
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000020337
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