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Joan Costa-Font and Mario Macis

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035651

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.001.0001

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Measuring Value Diversity within Countries

Measuring Value Diversity within Countries

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(p.129) 7 Measuring Value Diversity within Countries
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Social Economics
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Sjoerd Beugelsdijk

Mariko J. Klasing

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262035651.003.0007

Diversity research has shown that ethno-linguistic, religious, and genetic diversity are related to a variety of socio-economic outcomes. We complement this literature by focusing on a dimension of diversity so far ignored in diversity research for lack of data: Diversity in key human values. Using data from all available waves of the World Values Survey and the European Values Study we develop a multi-item indicator of value diversity. This measure reflects the extent to which key human values are shared among the inhabitants of a country. Our newly developed measure is available for up to 111 countries and three decades (1981-2014). We conclude by comparing our newly developed measure of value diversity with existing measures of social diversity and relating it to various indicator of socio-economic performance.

Keywords:   Diversity, Values, Culture, Polarization, World Values Survey

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