Conflict and Education Demand in the Basque Region
Olaf de Groot () and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Idil Goksel
Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2011, vol. 55, issue 4, 652-677
The relationship between conflict and education has been studied before. However, previous authors have always focused strongly on the supply-side effects, whereas this article examines the influence of conflict on the demand for education. It is theoretically shown that, under relatively general conditions, individuals living in a conflict area have an incentive to increase their level of education and that this effect depends on the individualâ€™s skill level. This hypothesis is tested using the conflict in the Basque Region as a case study, which is an example of a conflict in which one would not expect strong supply-side effects. Using other Spanish regions, an artificial region is created in which the population has a similar educational distribution as in the Basque Region. When comparing the true and artificial regions, individuals with a medium education level clearly show an increase in education during the conflict, as predicted by the theoretical model.
Keywords: conflict; education; matching; Spain; Basque Region; demand for education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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