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dc.contributor.authorAlesina, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorLa Ferrara, Eliana
dc.date.accessioned2010-11-08T21:46:12Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationAlesina, Alberto, and Eliana La Ferrara. 2000. Participation in heterogeneous communities. Quarterly Journal of Economics 115(3): 847-904.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0033-5533en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:4551796
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies what determines group formation and the degree of participation when the population is heterogeneous, both in terms of income and race or ethnicity. We are especially interested in whether and how much the degree of heterogeneity in communities influences the amount of participation in different types of groups. Using survey data on group membership and data on U. S. localities, we find that, after controlling for many individual characteristics, participation in social activities is significantly lower in more unequal and in more racially or ethnically fragmented localities. We also find that those individuals who express views against racial mixing are less prone to participate in groups the more racially heterogeneous their community is. These results are consistent with our model of group formation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEconomicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMIT Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1162/003355300554935en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleParticipation in Heterogeneous Communitiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalQuarterly Journal of Economicsen_US
dash.depositing.authorAlesina, Alberto
dc.date.available2010-11-08T21:46:12Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1162/003355300554935*
dash.contributor.affiliatedAlesina, Alberto


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