economics, econometrics, illinois, county, counties, panel data, ethic diversity, poverty, fractionalization, polarization, Stevenson Center
Ethnic diversity’s effects on factors of economic development have been studied widely in recent years. I expand upon this research by directly studying ethnic diversity’s effects on the poverty rates within the counties of Illinois, using a dynamic panel technique devised by Blundell and Bond (1998). My results are consistent with the noted effects in previous literature, and provide extra weight towards measures of fractionalization and polarization. I conclude with policy implications and limitations which require future research.
Neupane, Ambuj, "Ethnic Diversity And Poverty: A Dynamic Panel Study Of Illinois Counties" (2012). Master's Theses - Economics. 1.