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Effect of Conflict on Dietary Energy Supply: Evidence from Cote d’Ivoire

Saumik Paul and Andrew Dabalen
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Andrew Dabalen: The World Bank

No 156, HiCN Working Papers from Households in Conflict Network

Abstract: In this paper we estimate the causal effects of conflict on dietary energy supply 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 energy supply. The propensity score matching estimates do not alter the main findings. Other robustness checks including subsamples of households with children supports the existing findings.

Keywords: Conflict; Food security; Nutrition; Evaluation; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 I3 D12 C40 H43 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 46 pages
Date: 2013-09
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