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Ethnic Diversity and Economic Growth in Ireland

Waldemar, Maya Schmidt (2019) Ethnic Diversity and Economic Growth in Ireland. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

One of the less investigated components of ethnic diversity is its capacity to impact economic growth. This paper will focus specifically on the following research question: “Does ethnic diversity in the workforce impact the Irish economy” This research examines the hypothesis that ethnic diversity in the workforce positively impacts economic growth in Ireland.

Following an initial desk research, it is clear that considerable research on ethnic diversity and its impact on economic growth focus predominately on negative rather than positive impacts. Furthermore, there looks to be minimal research that focuses directly on the Irish context. Secondary data, both quantitative and qualitative, was attained through academic literature online based on relevant studies, articles and journals, and emerging research.

The United Nations defines ethnic diversity as the identity or cultural association of individuals in a society and it may refer to ethnicity, language, religion or place of birth. For nations that present one or more of these variables, language, religion, national and/or ethnic groups represent the main evidence for ethnic diversity configuration (United Nations, 2003). A leading theory of economic growth from Mankiw and Taylor (2017, p.9) is defined as “the increase in the amount of goods and services in an economy over a period of time”.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Diversity
H Social Sciences > Economics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Labour Market
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Business Studies
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 15:43
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 15:43
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3880

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