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Income and Livelihoods in the War in Afghanistan

  • Gavrilova, Evelina
  • Bove, Vincenzo

In this paper we explore the impact of the insurgency and military deployment on the livelihoods of the local communities in Afghanistan. We use monthly wages and commodity prices at the provincial level over the period 2003-2009 and look for their response to conflict events and ISAF deployment. Two basic results emerge: first, commodity prices are not significantly affected by insurgent violence, which is consistent with coping strategies already in place. Second, military deployment is associated with an increase in the levels of wages and commodity prices.

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