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Income and Livelihoods in the War in Afghanistan

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  • Gavrilova, Evelina
  • Bove, Vincenzo

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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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  • Gavrilova, Evelina & Bove, Vincenzo, 2013. "Income and Livelihoods in the War in Afghanistan," MPRA Paper 50545, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Afghanistan; Consequences of Conflict; Coping Strategies; Military Deployment;
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    JEL classification:

    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions
    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
    • J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
    • J30 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - General
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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