Does Ethnic Segregation Matter for Spatial Inequality? A Cross-Country Analysis

49 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2017

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Roberto Ezcurra

University of Navarra

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Geography and Environment

Date Written: March 2017

Abstract

The paper examines the link between ethnic segregation and spatial inequality in 71 countries with different levels of economic development. The results reveal that ethnic segregation is associated with significantly higher levels of spatial inequality. This finding is not affected by the inclusion of various covariates that may influence both spatial inequality and the geographical distribution of ethnic groups, and is confirmed by a number of robustness tests. The results also suggest that political decentralization and the quality of government could act as transmission channels linking ethnic segregation and spatial inequality.

Keywords: ethnic segregration, spatial inequality

JEL Classification: J15, O11, O18, R11

Suggested Citation

Ezcurra, Roberto and Rodríguez-Pose, Andrés, Does Ethnic Segregation Matter for Spatial Inequality? A Cross-Country Analysis (March 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2937764

Roberto Ezcurra (Contact Author)

University of Navarra ( email )

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Geography and Environment ( email )

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