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– Patterns, Trends, and Implications of Horizontal Inequality in the Philippines
Omar Shahabudin McDoom, Celia M. Reyes, Christian D. Mina, Ronina D. Asis - Social Indicators Research, 2018

An overall decline in inequality within a country, when assessed using national-level measures, can evidently obscure important variation in inequality at the subnational level. However, social planners face a choice, whose importance we argue is often underestimated, in deciding the appropriate...

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Omar Shahabudin McDoom - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

How do changes in socio-economic inequality between ethnic groups affect interethnic ties in a divided society? I analyse the evolution of cross-ethnic marriages in a society affected by violence along ethnic boundaries and make three principal findings. First, as inequality between ethnic...

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Celia M. Reyes, Christian D. Mina, Ronina D. Asis - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper contributes to the scant body of literature on inequalities among and within ethnic groups in the Philippines by examining both the vertical and horizontal measures in terms of opportunities in accessing basic services such as education, electricity, safe water, and sanitation. The...

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Omar Shahabudin McDoom - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Although several theories of interethnic conflict emphasize ties across group boundaries as conducive to ethnic coexistence, little is known about how such ties are formed. Given their integrative potential, I examine the establishment of cross-ethnic marital ties in a deeply divided society and...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Spatial, Temporal, and Categorical Dimensions with Evidence from Mindanao, the Philippines
Rachel M. Gisselquist, Omar Shahabudin McDoom - Social Indicators Research, 2016

An ever-expanding body of empirical research suggests that ethno-religious divisions adversely impact a host of normatively desirable objectives linked to the quality of life in society, implicitly representing a strong challenge to multiculturalist theory and policies. The appropriate...

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– Categorical, Temporal, and Spatial Dimensions with Evidence from Mindanao, the Philippines
Rachel M. Gisselquist, Omar Shahabudin McDoom - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

A large body of recent quantitative work on the ‘diversity detriment’ hypothesis finds that ethno-religious diversity is linked with a host of societal ills, implying in turn a strong challenge to multiculturalist theory and policies. Given the stakes, the appropriate conceptualization...

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Yuqing Xing, Guanghua Wan - The World Economy, 2006

This paper argues that relative exchange rates between the host countries of foreign direct investment affect their competition for FDI. Specifically, if the host country currency appreciates against the source country's currency more than that of its rival, FDI inflows of the host country will...

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