Ethnic Diversity Management and Poverty in Developing Countries

  • Dieu Ne Dort Talla Fokam Dschang School of Economics and Management, University of Dschang, Cameroon
  • Paul NINGAYE University of Dschang
  • Celestin Chameni Nembua University of Yaoundé Soa
Keywords: diversity management, ethnic diversity, poverty

Abstract

The main objective of this research is to analyse the effect of ethnic diversity management on poverty in developing countries. The literature review explained the relationship between ethnic diversity management and poverty on the one hand and provided a measure of ethnic diversity management on the other. Based on a sample of 62 developing countries, empirical analysis with two-stage least square (2SLS) estimator shows that ethnic diversity management affects poverty in developing countries. Effective management of ethnic diversity leads to social cohesion and improves the monetary and non-monetary well-being of households. However, ineffective management of ethnic diversity is a source of social exclusion and conflict, with perverse effects on the standard of living and living conditions of households.

Author Biographies

Paul NINGAYE, University of Dschang

Paul Ningaye is an Associate Professor of Development Economics at the University of Dschang, Cameroon. He has published widely on targeting poverty in urban and rural areas of Cameroon.

Celestin Chameni Nembua, University of Yaoundé Soa

Celestin Chami is a Professor of quantitative Economics at the University of yahoundé Soa, Cameroon. He has published widely on targeting poverty and inequalities.

References

ethnic diversity, diversity management, poverty analysis
Published
2020-06-29
How to Cite
Fokam, D. N. D. T., NINGAYE, P., & Chameni Nembua, C. (2020). Ethnic Diversity Management and Poverty in Developing Countries. Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research, 19(1), 47-60. Retrieved from https://www.reaser.eu/ojs/ojs-3.1.2-1/index.php/REASER/article/view/42