The Effects of Population Diversity on Productivity, Competitiveness and Employment
The purpose of this paper is to measure some of the economic effects of greater population diversity. Theoretically, the effects of greater diversity depend on trade-offs between dynamic and static efficiency and on the importance of informational networks. In general, the effects are ambiguous and need to be investigated empirically. To measure these effects, I estimate a production model for the manufacturing industry in Ontario and find that increased diversity, increased labour and production efficiency and had a positive effect on the demand for labour, total factor productivity and competitiveness.
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