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Social cohesion, institutions, and growth

William Easterly / Jozef Ritzan / Michael Woolcock (2006)

Key facts

Journal/Publisher
Center for Global Development
Type of publication
Working paper
Elements of social cohesion
Equality/Inequality
Geographical focus
Empirical
Main thematic areas
Economic development
Political institutions & governance
Inequality

Summary

We present evidence that measures of “social cohesion,” such as income inequality and ethnic fractionalization, endogenously determine institutional quality, which in turn casually determines growth.

Publication_2006_William Easterly / Jozef Ritzan / Michael Woolcock

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