Ethnic Barriers to Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Rosenthal-Kay, Jordan D.

In this thesis, I explore how ethnic barriers mediate urbanization in sub-Saharan Africa. Relying on exogenous weather shocks, I identify the effect of ethnic fractionalization and ethnic favoritism on rural-to-urban migration. To this end, this work relies on two new datasets: an assignment of heads of state from 1992 to 2008 on ethnolinguistic maps and a novel dataset of city-level ethnolinguist... read more

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