Working Paper

Measuring Cultural Diversity at a Regional Level


  • Dohse
  • D.
  • Gold
  • R.
Publication Date

This paper discusses alternative measures of cultural diversity to be used in subsequent

investigations of the impacts of cultural diversity on regional development in Europe. It

derives indicators for the measurement of cultural diversity from the literature and describes

possible adjustments and refinements. Finally, the discussed measures and weights are applied

in order to provide a first descriptive overview of cultural diversity in in Europe at the

regional (NUTS-2) level.

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JEL Classification
M13, O18, R11

Key Words

  • Cultural Diversity
  • Measurement Issues
  • regional development

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