Publication
Title
Armed conflict and schooling in Rwanda : digging deeper
Author
Abstract
We study how armed violence affected educational outcomes in Rwanda during the nineties, relying on two waves of population census data and on a difference-in-differences identification strategy. Results indicate that the violence caused a drop of about 1 year of education for the individuals exposed to the violence at schooling age. The drop was slightly larger for girls than for boys. While increased dropouts and school delays explain the drop in primary schooling, secondary schooling was mainly affected by a drop in enrolments. Finally, in a within-country analysis, we find no robust link between subnational variations in the drop in schooling and the intensity of the 1994 genocide the most intense conflict event that took place in the country over the studied period. We present possible explanations for the observed patterns and provide related policy implications.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Peace Economics, Peace Science, & Public Policy
Publication
2019
ISSN
1554-8597
Volume/pages
25 :1 (2019) , p. 1-41
Article Reference
UNSP 20180033
ISI
000459403400002
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
Law 
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 06.09.2021
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