SOCIAL COHESION, INSTITUTIONS, AND GROWTH

Authors


*Corresponding author: Michael Woolcock, The World Bank, Mail Stop MC3-306, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20433, USA. E-mail: mwoolcock@worldbank.org

Abstract

We present evidence that measures of “social cohesion,” such as income inequality and ethnic fractionalization, endogenously determine institutional quality, which in turn causally determines growth.

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