Ethnoracial Homogeneity and Public Outcomes: The (Non)effects of Diversity

  title={Ethnoracial Homogeneity and Public Outcomes: The (Non)effects of Diversity},
  author={A. Kustov and Giuliana Pardelli},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  • A. Kustov, Giuliana Pardelli
  • Published 2018
  • Economics
  • American Political Science Review
  • How does ethnoracial demography relate to public goods provision? Many studies find support for the hypothesis that diversity is related to inefficient outcomes by comparing diverse and homogeneous communities. We distinguish between homogeneity of dominant and disadvantaged groups and argue that it is often impossible to identify the effects of diversity due to its collinearity with the share of disadvantaged groups. To disentangle the effects of these variables, we study new data from… CONTINUE READING
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