All Rights Reserved
AccessEcon LLC 2006, 2008.
Powered by MinhViet JSC
ralph lauren polo

Benjamin Bridgman
''What Does the Atlas Narodov Mira Measure?''
( 2008, Vol. 10 No.6 )
The Atlas Narodov Mira has been used extensively to investigate the effects of ethnic divisions, but little is known about how it defines ethnicity. Most theories of ethnicity emphasize the tendency of group members to marry within the group (endogamy). This note surveys studies of ethnic intermarriage to evaluate whether the groups in the Atlas: (1) are endogamous and (2) have no endogamous subgroups. I find that the groups are generally endogamous but there are a number of cases of groups with endogamous subgroups. Therefore, the data tend to underestimate ethnic divisions.
JEL: J1 - Demographic Economics: General
Manuscript Received : Apr 21 2008 Manuscript Accepted : Apr 28 2008

  This abstract has been downloaded 1780 times                The Full PDF of this paper has been downloaded 149693 times