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Title
Health and civil war in rural Burundi
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Abstract
We combine household survey data with event data on the timing and location of armed conflicts to examine the impact of Burundi's civil war on children's health status. The identification strategy exploits exogenous variation in the war's timing across provinces and the exposure of children's birth cohorts to the fighting. After controlling for province of residence, birth cohort, individual and household characteristics, and province-specific time trends, we find an additional month of war exposure decreases children's height for age z-scores by 0.047 standard deviations compared to nonexposed children. The effect is robust to specifications exploiting alternative sources of exogenous variation.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of human resources. - Madison, Wis., 1966, currens
Publication
Madison, Wis. : 2009
ISSN
0022-166X
1548-8004 [online]
Volume/pages
44:2(2009), p. 536-563
ISI
000265444400010
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UAntwerpen
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