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dc.contributor.authorRanis, Gustaven_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20T13:14:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-20T13:14:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59151-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reviews the literature on the impact of ethnic diversity on economic development. Ethnically polarized societies are less likely to agree on the provision of public goods and more likely to engage in rent seeking activities providing lower levels of social capital. Initial conditions are important determinants of adverse development outcomes. The role of decentralization, democracy and markets as potential remedies are discussed. The paper then presents a number of preliminary hypotheses on the relationship between diversity and instability in order to stimulate future research.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aYale Univ., Economic Growth Center |cNew Haven, Conn.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCenter Discussion Paper, Economic Growth Center |x1001en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.jelO43en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.keywordDiversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic Growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordInstabilityen_US
dc.titleDiversity of communities and economic development: An overviewen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn668088532en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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