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Racial income inequality reduces levels of trust and social capital in communities.

Tesei, Andrea (2015) Racial income inequality reduces levels of trust and social capital in communities. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (24 Mar 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In recent decades, commentators and academics have become increasingly concerned over the decline in both trust and social capital in many communities in the U.S. While research has shown that race and income diversity tends to be associated with lower levels of social capital, Andrea Tesei takes a closer look, examining the relationship between trust, income inequality and racial diversity. By studying survey responses on trust from 110 metropolitan areas from 1973 to 2010, he finds that racial income inequality decreases trust within communities, and that this lack of trust is exacerbated when communities are more racially fragmented and as this inequality increases.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 13:59
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61721

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