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A Reader Reports Academic Evidence On Diversity vs. Social Capital
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March 31, 2003, 05:00 AM
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March 31, 2003

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An Anonymous Economist Ponders Income Disparities In The U.S.

From: Robin Corkery mpalouse8040@attbi.com

If you are not already familiar with them, I recommend the studies of Dora L. Costa & Matthew Kahn on the decline in social capital: Understanding the Decline in Social Capital, 1952-1988 and Civic Engagement and Community Heterogeneity: An Economist`s Perspective. [PDF]

Both of them explicitly mention racial diversity as a cause of the decline in social capital over the recent generations. Though one can almost sense their apprehension in bringing up the subject, they clearly recognize multiculturalism`s corrosive effect on cohesiveness within a nation.

Access to the papers can be gained through Costa`s website: http://web.mit.edu/costa/www/