The distributional impact of the Sierra Leone conflict on household welfare

Sam, Hannah and Reilly, Barry (2022) The distributional impact of the Sierra Leone conflict on household welfare. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 13 (1).

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This study examines the impact of the Sierra Leone civil war on household expenditure inequal-ity. The paper exploits three rounds of household survey data for Sierra Leone in an attempt to estimate the impact of the conflict on the distribution of household welfare over both short-run and long-run periods. The empirical approach uses RIF measures based on the Gini index and also provides estimates of treatment effects at selected quantiles of the unconditional house-hold expenditure distribution. The key findings reveal that localities subject to a protracted period of occupation by rebel forces experienced a sharp reduction in household expenditure inequality in the immediate aftermath of the conflict with most of the contraction evident at the top end of the distribution.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.2478/izajodm-2022-0009
Additional Information: © 2022 Barry Reilly et al., published by Sciendo
Keywords: conflict, Sierra Leone, household welfare inequality
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics and economic history
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Depositing User: Hannah Sam
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2022 15:48
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:13


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