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Alesina, Alberto, and Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina. Replication data for: Segregation and the Quality of Government in a Cross Section of Countries. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2011. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-10-11.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary We provide a new compilation of data on ethnic, linguistic, and religious composition at the subnational level for a large number of countries. Using these data, we measure segregation of groups within the country. To overcome the endogeneity problem that arises because of mobility and endogenous internal borders, we construct an instrument for segregation. We find that more ethnically and linguistically segregated countries, i.e., those where groups live more spatially separately, have a lower quality of government; there is no relationship between religious segregation and governance. Trust is an important channel of influence; it is lower in more segregated countries. (JEL H11, H77, J15, O17, Z12, Z13)

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      H11 Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
      H77 Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism; Secession
      J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
      O17 Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
      Z12 Cultural Economics: Religion
      Z13 Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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