Diversity and Neighbourhood Satisfaction
Monica Langella () and
Alan Manning ()
CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE
This paper investigates the impact of ethnic diversity on individuals' overall satisfaction with and other aspects of their neighbourhood. It uses panel data and a variety of empirical methods to control for potential endogeneity of diversity and of the location choices. We find that a higher white share in the neighbourhood raises overall satisfaction with the neighbourhood in our (overwhelming white) sample, but has no significant impact on generalised trust or other commonly-used measures of social capital. We suggest that part of the impact of diversity on overall neighbourhood satisfaction may be through an effect on a fear of crime and the quality of social life.
Keywords: neighbourhood satisfaction; social capital; diversity; deprivation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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