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Effect of Conflict on Dietary Diversity: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

Andrew L. Dabalen and Saumik Paul

World Development, 2014, vol. 58, issue C, 143-158

Abstract: In this paper we estimate the causal effects of conflict on dietary diversity in Côte d’Ivoire. To identify the true impact of conflict, we use (1) pre-war and post-war household data, (2) the specific counts of conflict events across departments, and (3) self-reported victimization indicators. We find robust and statistically significant evidence of households in the worst-hit conflict areas and individuals who are the direct victims of the conflict having lower dietary diversity. The propensity score-matching estimates do not alter the main findings. Other robustness checks including subsamples of households with children support the existing findings.

Keywords: conflict; food security; nutrition; evaluation; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.01.010

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