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Journal Article

Neighbourhood ethnic composition and social participation of young people in England

Authors

Publication date

Aug 2019

Summary

We analyse how neighbourhood ethnic diversity and segregation affect adolescents' social participation in England. We distinguish between participation in ‘purposeful activities’ - such as sports and volunteering - and hanging around with friends. We suggest a novel identification strategy to address the problem of endogeneity of ethnic diversity and segregation. We find that ethnic diversity decreases hanging around, while ethnic segregation increases it. No effects are found on participation in purposeful activities.

Published in

The Economic Journal

Volume and page numbers

129 , 2459 -2521

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1093/ej/uez003

ISSN

16

Subjects

Area Effects, Social Networks, Young People, Ethnic Groups, and Social Behaviour

Notes

Open Access; This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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