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Religious pluralism and organizational diversity: An empirical test for the city of Zwolle, the Netherlands, 1851-1914

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  • BOONE, Christophe
  • BROUWER, Aleid
  • JACOBS, Jan
  • VAN WITTELOOSTUIJN, Arjen

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We explore the effect of population heterogeneity on organizational diversity. We do so in the context of a city community. Our argument is that organizational diversity will be positively affected by heterogeneity within the city’s population. We focus on a key aspect of population heterogeneity: religious pluralism. We test our logic with time series data for the Dutch city of Zwolle in the 1851-1914 period and find clear evidence for our key logic.

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Paper provided by University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2009003.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: May 2009
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