Inequality , Ethnicity and Civil Conflict

  title={Inequality , Ethnicity and Civil Conflict},
  author={John D. Huber and Laura Mayoral},
We explore the connection between inequality and civil conflict by focusing on the mediating role of ethnic identity. Using over 200 individual-level surveys from 89 countries, we provide a new data set with countryand group-level measures of inequality within and across ethnic groups. We then show that consistent with Esteban and Ray’s (2011) argument about the need for labor and capital to fight civil wars, there is a strong positive association between the level of inequality within a group… CONTINUE READING

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