Child Health and Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire
Authors: Minoiu, Camelia; Shemyakina, Olga
Source: The American Economic Review, Volume 102, Number 3, May 2012 , pp. 294-299(6)
Publisher: American Economic Association
Abstract:We examine the impact of the 2002-07 civil conflict in Cote d'Ivoire on children's health status measured by height-for-age. We use pre- and post-war survey data coupled with information on the location of violent incidents to capture exposure to the conflict of children born during 1997-2007. Our results indicate that children from regions more affected by the conflict suffered significant health setbacks compared with children from less affected regions. Further, household-level victimization — such as war-related economic stress, health stress, and displacement — has a large and negative effect on child health in conflict-affected regions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 2012
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