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    The diversity wave: a meta-analysis of the native-born white response to ethnic diversity

    Kaufmann, Eric P. and Goodwin, M. (2018) The diversity wave: a meta-analysis of the native-born white response to ethnic diversity. Social Science Research 76 , pp. 120-131. ISSN 0049-089X.

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    Abstract

    Does ethnic diversity increase or reduce white threat perceptions? Meta-analyses help orient a field and communicate findings to policymakers. We report the results of a meta-analysis of studies measuring the relationship between ethnic context and both opposition to immigration and support for anti-immigration parties. Our analysis attempts to be exhaustive, and is based on 171 post-1995 studies averaging 25,000 observations each, a knowledge base of over 4 million data points. We find a linear association between ethnic change and elevated threat. However, for diversity levels, the relationship between ethnic context and threat is nonlinear. This takes the form of a 'wave', with higher diversity predicting threat responses at the smallest and largest scales, whereas in units of 5000–10,000 people (such as tracts or neighbourhoods), diversity is associated with reduced threat.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
    Depositing User: Eric Kaufmann
    Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 14:18
    Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 05:18
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/23746

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