Replication data for: Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity
- Desmet, Klaus
- Ortuño-Ortín, Ignacio
- Wacziarg, Romain
AbstractWe investigate the empirical relationship between ethnicity and culture, defined as a vector of traits reflecting norms, values, and attitudes. Using survey data for 76 countries, we find that ethnic identity is a significant predictor of cultural values, yet that within-group variation in culture trumps between-group variation. Thus, in contrast to a commonly held view, ethnic and cultural diversity are unrelated. Although only a small portion of a country's overall cultural heterogeneity occurs between groups, we find that various political economy outcomes (such as civil conflict and public goods provision) worsen when there is greater overlap between ethnicity and culture.
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DOI: 10.1257/aer.20150243 (Text)
Desmet, Klaus, Ignacio Ortuño-Ortín, and Romain Wacziarg. “Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity.” American Economic Review 107, no. 9 (September 2017): 2479–2513. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20150243.
- ID: 10.1257/aer.20150243 (DOI)
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