Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ethnic Diversity leads to Decreased Confidence in Neighbors and Neighborhood

Greater ethnic diversity in a neighborhood leads to lower confidence of people in their neighbors and the neighborhood. This conclusion derives from an analysis of 5000 interviews with autochtonous Dutch, Turks, Moroccans, Antillians and people from Surinam in the Netherlands. These findings confirm earlier ones concerning the United States by the American scholar Robert Putnam.

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