Publication: Linguistic Fractionalization and Health Information in Sub-Saharan Africa
Gomes, Joseph Flavian
This paper explores the relationship between linguistic diversity and the stock of health information in society. Information is measured using individual-level knowledge about the oral rehydration product for treating children with diarrhea. Exploiting an individual woman-level dataset from the Demographic and Health Surveys for 14 sub-Saharan African countries combined with a novel high-resolution dataset on the spatial distribution of linguistic groups at a 1 km × 1 km level, this study shows that linguistic diversity has an inverted U-shaped relationship with the stock of information in society.
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“Gomes, Joseph Flavian. 2020. Linguistic Fractionalization and Health Information in Sub-Saharan Africa. World Bank Economic Review. © Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/36119 License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO.”
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