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Most debates over multiculturalism center

Case studies of the United States, Africa and South-East Asia find that multi-ethnic societies are less charitable and less able to cooperate to develop public infrastructure. For example, the degree of ethnic homogeneity correlates with the government's share of gross domestic product as well as the average wealth of citizens. It is also a matter of economic interests and political power.

The effect of diversity is worse than had been imagined. Ultimately, these skills are crucial for being engaged citizens in diverse and inclusive communities.

Putnam conducted a nearly decade-long study on how multiculturalism affects social trust. Multiculturalism is seen by its supporters as a fairer system that allows people to truly express who they are within a society, that is more tolerant and that adapts better to social issues.

In some communalism

In some, communalism is a major political issue. Most debates over multiculturalism center around whether or not multiculturalism is the appropriate way to deal with diversity and immigrant integration. Relatively homogeneous societies invest more in public goods, indicating a higher level of public altruism.