Nathan, Max (2011) The economics of super-diversity: findings from British cities, 2001-2006. SERC Discussion Papers, SERCDP0068. Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, UK.
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British cities have a surprisingly long history of cultural diversity. Recently they have become significantly more multicultural, with ‘super-diversity’ emerging in many urban neighbourhoods. Public interest in these changes is high, but there has been little research assessing their impacts. This paper makes two contributions to the field. First, it assembles new data on UK urban areas 2001-6, using an innovative cultural-ethno-linguistic (CEL) measure of cultural diversity alongside more traditional measures. Second, it tests links between diversity, wages and employment rates at the urban level. As suggested by theory and international evidence, I find some positive associations between super-diversity and UK urban economic performance.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Working Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 2011 Max Nathan|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
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