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Intergroup inequality, social identity and economic outcomes


2000 2000

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Abstract (summary)

Members of racially- and ethnically-diverse societies often associate primarily with those of their own group. Such societies often also experience high levels of social conflict over distributional issues. This dissertation analyzes economic factors that link demographic diversity with these social, economic and political outcomes. Its main contribution is to highlight the role that between-group inequality plays in determining the extent and nature of contact among diverse segments of a society, and how the resulting social structure influences political and economic outcomes. It also argues that the interaction of inequality and social isolation can be a primary cause for the intergenerational perpetuation of intergroup inequality.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Economics;
Minority & ethnic groups;
Sociology;
Inequality;
Socioeconomic factors;
Studies
Classification
0501: Economics
0631: Minority & ethnic groups
0631: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Economic outcomes; Ethnic diversity; Inequality; Intergroup inequality; Social identity
Title
Intergroup inequality, social identity and economic outcomes
Author
Baird, Katherine E.
Number of pages
104
Publication year
2000
Degree date
2000
School code
0118
Source
DAI-A 61/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780599956384, 0599956380
Advisor
Bowles, Samuel S.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9988764
ProQuest document ID
304606750
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304606750
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