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date: 30 March 2020

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Recent research has suggested a conciliation of the different approaches to conceptualizing diversity through a theory of group faultlines, which are dividing lines that may split a group into subgroups based on the alignment of demographic attributes. This chapter will discuss the theory underlying faultlines and the findings of research in this area. Further, it will argue for how multi-attribute conceptualizations of diversity may be used to more accurately represent complex interactions between people and allow for more appropriate tests of the effects of heterogeneity in groups. This chapter concludes with a number of questions that faultline researchers may consider in the future.

Keywords: faultlines, demographic configuration, subgroups, groups, teams

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