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Ethnic Heterogeneity and Public Goods Provision in Zambia: Further Evidence of a Subnational 'Diversity Dividend'

Rachel Gisselquist (), Stefan Leiderer and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa ()

No wp-2014-162, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: The hypothesis that ethnic diversity has a negative impact on public goods provision is widely accepted. Notably, most work on this issue fails to distinguish adequately between national versus subnational governance. We find that subnational empirical evidence in particular is inconclusive, and speak to this gap with new analysis at the Zambian district level. Results lend strong support to an emerging body of work challenging the 'diversity debit' hypothesis: we find no clear evidence of a negative impact but instead a robust positive association with key welfare outcomes.

Keywords: Education; Health; Public goods; Public welfare; Regression analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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