Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161502
Authors: 
Langer, Arnim
Stewart, Frances
Schroyens, Maarten
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/119
Abstract: 
Inequalities between ethnic or racial groups, defined as horizontal inequalities, are pervasive and persistent. They persist due to cumulative and reinforcing inequalities arising from unequal access to different types of capital. Affirmative action policies can provide promising opportunities for escaping this inequality trap. However, political support for these policies across a wide range of groups in society is crucial for introducing and maintaining them. Interestingly, little is known about the popular support for affirmative action policies and redistribution across ethnic groups, in particular in developing countries. We aim to address this lacuna by providing an overview of theories relating to attitudes towards redistribution across groups and analysing these issues empirically in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.
Subjects: 
horizontal inequalities
affirmative action
economic redistribution
ethnicity
Africa
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-163-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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