Ethnic fractionalization and unemployment

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Abstract

Using data on 74 countries and a large number of controls, this paper finds that a higher degree of ethnic fractionalization is correlated with a higher unemployment rate. This is probably mainly because fractionalization reduces labor market efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume117
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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