Predicting Party ID by Race

This post will analyze how numerous variables correlate with party ID both in the US population at large and within each major US racial group. Several points will be made. First, variation in many variable impact White people's party ID more than non-Whites. Second, finding single variables, or combinations of variables, which take on values … Continue reading Predicting Party ID by Race

Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: a Critique

In this post, I am going to critique the literature linking ethnic diversity to low levels of social cohesion. The Putnam Study Putnam (2007) is easily the most often cited paper to show that diversity negatively impacts communities. Putnam shows that participants from more diverse regions reported lower levels of social capital, the degree to … Continue reading Ethnic Diversity and Social Cohesion: a Critique