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Economic growth and social cohesion: Evidence from the organization of Islamic Conference Countries

Muhammad Tariq Majeed (2016)

Key facts

Journal/Publisher
Social Indicators Research
Type of publication
Journal article
Elements of social cohesion
Trust
Equality/Inequality
Geographical focus
Empirical
Main thematic areas
Conflict & peacebuilding
Economic development
Inequality
Concept & measurement

Summary

This study contributes in the literature by investigating the impact of social cohesion on economic growth using a panel data of 44 OIC countries over the period 1986–2010. The study has employed a comprehensive measure of social cohesion that covers a large number of social indicators such as inequality, trust, terrorism, and social conflicts. Our study finds out that the growth effect of social cohesion is positive and significant in the Muslim world. Finding of the study are shown to be robust to different control variables, different specifications, econometric techniques and outliers.

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