An ethnic polarization measure with an application to Ivory Coast data
AbstractIn this paper, we suggest a framework for the analysis of ethnic polarization. This framework allows for the measurement of ethnic or religious polarization. We apply our measure to Ivory Coast and find a surprising result as the ethnic polarization decreased in years preceding the conflict in the country. However, further decomposition of the ethnic polarization index allows us to understand better how the variation in polarization may have induced this conflict.
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Ethnic polarization; Conflict; Ivory Coast;
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- Paul Makdissi & Thierry Roy & Luc Savard, 2008. "An ethnic polarization measure with an application to Ivory Coast data," Cahiers de recherche 08-06, Departement d'Economique de la Faculte d'administration à l'Universite de Sherbrooke.
- D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2008-11-25 (All new papers)
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