The Economics of Cultural Diversity
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The Economics of Cultural Diversity

Edited by Peter Nijkamp, Jacques Poot and Jessie Bakens

The populations of many countries in the world are becoming more culturally diverse. This spurs a growing need for an informed debate on the socio-economic implications of cultural diversity. This book offers a solid statistical and econometric perspective on this topical subject by bringing together studies from different countries in Europe and North America. The research in this volume sheds light on several consequences of cultural diversity, including positive impacts on innovation, growth and entrepreneurship, with contributions highlighting how there can be negative social effects on communities. Throughout the volume, it is evident that the effects of cultural diversity on socio-economic outcomes depend largely on the characteristics of local economies, populations and communities.
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Chapter 6: Canada’s multiculturalism and domestic migration

Michael R. Betz, M. Rose Olfert and Mark D. Partridge

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6. Canada’s multiculturalism and domestic migration Michael R. Betz, M. Rose Olfert and Mark D. Partridge 6.1 INTRODUCTION The 2011 World Migration Report, Communicating Effectively about Migration (IOM 2011), emphasizes the importance of public ...

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