Title
An economic profile of peasant perpetrators of genocide
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Amsterdam ,
Subject
Politics
Source (journal)
Journal of development economics. - Amsterdam
Volume/pages
77(2005) :2 , p. 297-323
ISSN
0304-3878
ISI
000229660500001
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
This paper presents the results of a research project in which we have traced 350 Rwandan households who were part of a rural household survey before the Rwandan genocide (1994). Economic, demographic and agricultural data from an extensive 19891992 survey can be linked with the condition of the household at the time of the Genocide Transition Survey (2000). This allows us to study the fate of the household members during the genocide. Our results show that age, sex, the sex of the head of the household, the size of rented land, off-farm income, gross household income and farm-level anti-erosion investment significantly determine the probability of a household member to become a perpetrator of genocide. These results are interpreted in the political economy of Rwanda
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