Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/211307
Authors: 
Justino, Patricia
Arjona, Ana
Cárdenas Campo, Juan Camilo
Ibáñez, Ana María
Arteaga Vallejo, Julian
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper No. 2019/76
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the impact of inequality on individual civic engagement at the community level, whether this impact persists over time, and what mechanisms may shape the relationship between inequality and civic engagement. The results show that inequality in Colombia is associated with increases in individual participation in political organizations, including increased membership, meeting attendance, and assumption of leadership roles. Mechanisms explaining this effect include elite influence, strong connectivity between community members, and high individual aspirations. The effect is strongest in the medium term and weakens over time.
Subjects: 
civic participation
collective action
Colombia
inequality
JEL: 
D74
D31
D63
O54
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-710-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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