Can ethnic-linguistic diversity explain cross country differences in social capital?: a global perspective

Cong Wang, Bodo Steiner

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    Resumé

    Motivated by theoretical arguments (see e.g. Putnam, 2007) that assert a negative impact of ethnolinguistic diversity on social capital, this paper aims to provide some empirical evidence on the relationship between the two variables. In particular, using a cross section sample of 68 developed and developing countries, this paper has found a significant negative effect of ethnolinguistic diversity on social capital. Countries with fractionalized ethnic and linguistic groups as captured by both log number of languages and Desmet et al. (2012) and La Porta et al. (1999)’s measures on linguistic diversity tend to have lower levels of social trust, fewer memberships in social organizations, deteriorated social norms and structure, hence, lower overall social capital stock.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftEconomic Record
    Vol/bind91
    Udgave nummer294
    Sider (fra-til)338-366
    ISSN0013-0249
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2015

    Fingeraftryk

    Country differences
    Social capital
    Social norms
    Social structure
    Empirical evidence
    Developing countries
    Social organization
    Developed countries
    Cross section
    Language
    Capital stock
    Social trust

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