Ethnic diversity, clientelistic resource distribution, and politicization: the impact of ethnicity on education in Africa

@inproceedings{Weber2010EthnicDC,
  title={Ethnic diversity, clientelistic resource distribution, and politicization: the impact of ethnicity on education in Africa},
  author={Anke Weber},
  year={2010}
}
Ethnic diversity is widely assumed to negatively affect a country’s education outcomes. Yet, comprehensive explanations for this link are still missing. This dissertation proposes and tests empirically three separate mechanisms through which ethnicity might affect educational outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa. In particular, in this thesis it is examined whether and how ethnic diversity affects a village’s community activities; to what extent it determines clientelistic resource distribution; and… CONTINUE READING

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