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Does ethnic segregation matter for spatial inequality? A cross-country analysis

Ezcurra, Roberto and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés (2017) Does ethnic segregation matter for spatial inequality? A cross-country analysis. Journal of Economic Geography. ISSN 1468-2702

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Identification Number: 10.1093/jeg/lbx007


This paper examines the link between ethnic segregation and spatial inequality in 71 countries with different levels of economic development. The results reveal that ethnic segregation is associated with significantly higher levels of spatial inequality. This finding is not affected by the inclusion of various covariates that may influence both spatial inequality and the geographical distribution of ethnic groups, and is confirmed by a number of robustness tests. The results also suggest that political decentralization and the quality of government could act as transmission channels linking ethnic segregation and spatial inequality.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 11:19

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