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Measuring Ethnic Diversity and Cohesion


Develop and estimate a multidimensional index of diversity that combines information on population shares of different ethnicities with information on income, education, employment and in general socio-economic outcomes. This information will take into account the distance among ethnic groups along several dimensions that may constitute relevant cleavages for social cohesion and conflict.


Dondena activities

Modelling and empirical research


Dondena researchers

Eliana La Ferrara

Conchita DAmbrosio



Walter Bossert, Professor, Département de sciences économiques, Université de Montréal



Funded by the European Commission (6th Framework Programme, Contract no. CIT2-2004-506084).

Funding issued to the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER).