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dc.contributor.authorKolo, Philippen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-21en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-20T15:54:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-20T15:54:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57332-
dc.description.abstractEthnic fragmentation is a variable increasingly used in the economic literature to explain differences in economic development level, growth or the incidence of conflicts. Nearly all articles have in common that they treat ethnic fragmentation as a static, exogenous fact. Only recently some contributions outlined first ideas, why different levels of ethnic fragmentation evolved based on biodiversity and evolutionary theories. This article has two main goals. In connecting with these recent findings, the article boldly confirms their results that a 'base-level' of fragmentation evolved due to geographical and evolutionary factors. Additionally, it draws the attention to the impact of colonization on fragmentation, especially on how a country was colonized. The main goal, however, is to show that ethnic fragmentation is not only evolving over centuries, but changes over a short period of time. As static factors, e.g. geographical ones, can't be responsible for changes in the short run, the article offers a structured assessment of factors that may influence diversity levels in the short term. Although migration is the most obvious factor, urbanization and especially education play an even more important role in influencing a country's ethnic boundaries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIbero-Amerika-Inst. für Wirtschaftsforschung Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers, Ibero America Institute for Economic Research 210en_US
dc.subject.jelC23en_US
dc.subject.jelF54en_US
dc.subject.jelI29en_US
dc.subject.jelO10en_US
dc.subject.jelZ10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordColonizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordEndogeneityen_US
dc.subject.keywordEthnic fractionalization (ELF)en_US
dc.subject.keywordHeterogeneityen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwEvolutionsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwKolonialismusen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleQuestioning ethnic fragmentation's exogeneity: Drivers of changing ethnic boundariesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn662514785en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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