Ethnic heterogeneity and the probability of technological disasters
AbstractThis paper uses cross-country data from 1965 to 2008 to examine how ethnic heterogeneity affects the probability of technological disasters. Estimation results showed that ethnic heterogeneity increased the probability of technological disasters.
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Date of creation: 12 Jun 2011
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Disaster; Ethnic fractionalization; Ethic polarization; Risk;
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- Z12 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Religion
- J28 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
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