Publication
Title
Civil war, social capital and resilience in Uganda
Author
Abstract
We show that armed conflict in Uganda affects social capital as measured by trust and associational membership. Relying on three rounds of nationally representative individual-level data bracketing a large number of violent events, we find that self-reported generalized trust and associational membership decreased during the conflict in districts in which violent events took place. But we also find evidence for a rapid recovery of social capital in the aftermath of violence. Results from a variety of identification strategies, including difference-in-differences and instrumental variable estimates, suggests that these relationships are causal.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Oxford economic papers. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2015
ISSN
0030-7653
Volume/pages
67:3(2015), p. 661-686
ISI
000360922100007
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (open access)
The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 01.07.2017
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 09.07.2015
Last edited 12.06.2017
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