Economic Discrimination against International Minorities: A Quantitative Approach

By Marc S. Mentzer.

Published by The International Journal of Community Diversity

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Published online: July 24, 2015 Free Download

Demography, legal origin, and culture were considered as possible factors affecting the degree of economic discrimination against minority groups throughout the world. Multiple regression was applied to data from the Minorities at Risk project and other archival sources, in which the dependent variable was the degree of economic discrimination against 283 minority groups. Economic discrimination against minorities tends to be worst in countries that are relatively homogenous, and where the minority group is spatially dispersed. In addition, common law systems were associated with greater economic discrimination, but measures of national culture did not yield explanatory power.

Keywords: Discrimination, Legal Origin, Minorities at Risk

The International Journal of Community Diversity, Volume 15, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.1-11. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: July 24, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 292.865KB)).

Dr. Marc S. Mentzer

Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada