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Drivers and persistence of death in conflicts: global evidence

Simplice Asongu, Joseph Uduji and Elda Okolo-Obasi

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Abstract: We investigate persistence and determinants of deaths from conflicts in a sample of 163 countries for the period 2010 to 2015. The empirical evidence is based on Generalised Method of Moments. First, the findings are contingent on income levels, religious-domination, landlockedness, regional proximity and legal origins. The persistence of deaths in internal conflict is more apparent in coastal, French civil-law and Islam-oriented countries, compared to landlocked, English common law, Christian-oriented countries, respectively. Second, the following factors are generally responsible for driving deaths from internal conflicts: homicides, conflict intensity and conflicts fought. Furthermore, incarcerations have negative effects on internal conflicts. Justifications for the established tendencies and policy implications are discussed.

Keywords: War; Conflicts; Global evidence; Persistence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H56 K42 L64 P50 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-01
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Published in World Affairs 4.183(2020): pp. 389-429

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