Love Thy Neighbor? Ethnoracial Diversity and Trust Reexamined1

  title={Love Thy Neighbor? Ethnoracial Diversity and Trust Reexamined1},
  author={Maria Abascal and Delia Baldassarri},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={722 - 782}
According to recent research, ethnoracial diversity negatively affects trust and social capital. This article challenges the current conception and measurement of “diversity” and invites scholars to rethink “social capital” in complex societies. It reproduces the analysis of Putnam and shows that the association between diversity and self-reported trust is a compositional artifact attributable to residential sorting: nonwhites report lower trust and are overrepresented in heterogeneous… 

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