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Type Journal Article - The Journal of Development Studies
Title The effect of armed conflict on education: evidence from Iraq
Volume 51
Issue 12
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
Page numbers 1702-1718
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220388.2015.1056786
This study examines to what extent armed conflict affects education accumulation and enrolment rates, and whether this effect differs by gender. It uses the 2007 Iraq Household Socio-Economic Survey data in conjunction with data on civilian deaths recorded by the Iraq Body Count database. Conflict exposure is measured by the number of deaths as a percentage of the population and number of conflict incidents. Results are robust to different identification strategies, dependent variables and conflict measures. The findings suggest an increase in conflict is associated with a decrease in education for both genders, though more pronounced for boys.

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