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Effect of Conflict on Dietary Energy Supply: Evidence from Cote d’Ivoire

  • Saumik Paul

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    (University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus (UNMC))

  • Andrew L. Dabalen

    (The World Bank)

In this paper we estimate the causal effects of conflict on dietary energy supply in Côte d’Ivoire. To identify the true impact of conflict, we use (1) pre-war and post-war household data, (2) the specific counts of conflict events across departments and (3) self-reported victimization indicators. We find robust and statistically significant evidence of households in the worst-hit conflict areas and individuals who are the direct victims of the conflict having lower dietary energy supply. The propensity score matching estimates do not alter the main findings. Other robustness checks including subsamples of households with children supports the existing findings.

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Paper provided by Households in Conflict Network in its series HiCN Working Papers with number 156.

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Length: 46 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2013
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Handle: RePEc:hic:wpaper:156
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