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Conflict Experiences and Household Expectations on Recovery: Survey Evidence from Northern Uganda

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  • Carlos Bozzoli
  • Tilman Brück
  • Tony Muhumuza

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We analyse the role of mass violent conflict in influencing individual expectations. We hypothesise that individuals are likely to report negative expectations if they were exposed to conflict events in the past. We combine individual and household level data from the Northern Uganda Livelihood Survey of 2007 with a disaggregated conflict exposure index based on the Armed Conflict Locations Events Data (ACLED). We run logistic regression models to study the strength of the association between conflict and expectations. Results indicate that conflict intensity is correlated with a decrease in the probability of expecting economic recovery. The effect of conflict on general welfare however is less robust.

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 1059.

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Length: 15 p.
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp1059

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Keywords: Conflict; expectations; war; welfare;

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  1. Jeff Dominitz, 1998. "Earnings Expectations, Revisions, And Realizations," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 80(3), pages 374-388, August.
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  1. Andy Sumner & Richard Mallett, 2013. "Capturing Multidimensionality: What does a Human Wellbeing Conceptual Framework Add to the Analysis of Vulnerability?," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 113(2), pages 671-690, September.
  2. Giacomo De Luca & Marijke Verpoorten, 2011. "From vice to virtue? Civil war and social capital in Uganda," LICOS Discussion Papers, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven 29811, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.

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