Estimating the Causal Effects of War on Education in Côte D’Ivoire
Andrew Dabalen and
Additional contact information
Andrew Dabalen: The World Bank
No 120, HiCN Working Papers from Households in Conflict Network
In this paper we estimate the causal effects of civil war on years of education in the context of a school-going age cohort who are exposed to armed conflict in Cote d’Ivoire. Using year and department of birth to identify an individual’s exposure to war, the difference-in-difference outcomes indicate that the average years of education for a school-going age cohort is .94 years fewer compared to an older cohort in war-affected regions. To minimize the potential bias in the estimated outcome, we further use a set of victimization indicators to identify the true effect of war. The propensity score matching estimates do not alter the main findings. In addition, the outcomes of double-robust models minimize the specification errors in the model. Moreover, we find the outcomes are robust across alternative matching methods, estimation by using subsamples and other education outcome variables. Overall, the findings across different models suggest a drop in average years of education by a range of .2 to .9 fewer years.
Keywords: war; human capital; education; propensity score matching; evaluation; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28 pages
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-dem and nep-lab
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (2) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:hic:wpaper:120
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in HiCN Working Papers from Households in Conflict Network
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Alia Aghajanian () and ( this e-mail address is bad, please contact ) and () and ().