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The "Paradox of Diversity": economic evidence from US cities 1980-2010

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dc.contributor.author Ratna, Nazmun N. en
dc.contributor.author Grafton, R. Q. en
dc.contributor.author To, H. en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-10T01:37:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Ratna, N., Grafton, R.Q., & To, H. (2017). The ‘Paradox of Diversity’: economic evidence from US cities 1980–2010. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 4(1), 20–37. doi:10.1002/app5.162 en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10182/8407
dc.description.abstract We evaluate the economic significance of linguistic barriers to communication in 226 US cities from 1980 to 2010. We address the question: to what extent to linguistic across social groups inhibit the benefits of knowledge exchange? The empirical results show that linguistic, racial and composite diversity increase the average income of working age population in American cities. This positive effect of diversity, however, diminishes the higher is the proportion of foreign-born population who lack English fluency. We call this the "paradox of diversity". Overall, our findings provide important policy insights about how social diversity may enhance economic performance within cities. en
dc.format.extent 20-37 (17) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wiley Open Access on behalf of Australian National University and Crawford School of Public Policy en
dc.relation The original publication is available from - Wiley Open Access on behalf of Australian National University and Crawford School of Public Policy - https://doi.org/10.1002/app5.162 en
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1002/app5.162 en
dc.rights © 2017 The Authors. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd and Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ en
dc.subject diversity en
dc.subject economic performance en
dc.subject wages en
dc.subject cities en
dc.subject immigrants en
dc.title The "Paradox of Diversity": economic evidence from US cities 1980-2010 en
dc.type Journal Article
lu.contributor.unit Lincoln University en
lu.contributor.unit Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce en
lu.contributor.unit Department of Global Value Chains and Trade en
lu.contributor.unit Research Management Office en
lu.contributor.unit /LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1002/app5.162 en
dc.subject.anzsrc 1402 Applied Economics en
dc.subject.anzsrc 140202 Economic Development and Growth en
dc.relation.isPartOf Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.organisational-group /LU
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group /LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-status Published en
pubs.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.eissn 2050-2680 en
dc.rights.licence Attribution-NonCommercial en
lu.identifier.orcid 0000-0002-7565-2834


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