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Does Violent Conflict Affect Labor Supply of Farm Households? The Nigerian Experience

John Chiwuzulum Odozi () and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
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John Chiwuzulum Odozi: Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, Ajayi Crowther University Oyo, Nigeria

No 345, HiCN Working Papers from Households in Conflict Network

Abstract: Nigeria has experienced bouts of violent conflict in different regions over the last few decades leading to significant loss of life. In this paper, we explore the potential short and accumulated long term effects of such conflict on labor supply of agricultural households. Using a nationally representative panel dataset for Nigeria in combination with armed conflict data, we estimate the effect of violent conflict on a farm household members labor supply. Our findings suggest that exposure to violent conflict significantly reduces the total number of hours the farm household head works and also deceases total family labor supply for agricultural households.

Keywords: Violence; Nigeria; Conflict; Boko Haram; Farm Households; Labor Supply (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D74 O1 Q10 Q12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 37 pages
Date: 2021-04
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