Child Health and Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire

Title: Child Health and Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: May 2012
Published In: American Economic Review
Publisher American Economic Association

We examine the impact of the 2002-07 civil conflict in Côte d'Ivoire on children's health status measured by height-for-age. We use pre- and post-war survey data coupled with information on the location of violent incidents to capture exposure to the conflict of children born during 1997-2007. Our results indicate that children from regions more affected by the conflict suffered significant health setbacks compared with children from less affected regions. Further, household-level victimization -- such as war-related economic stress, health stress, and displacement -- has a large and negative effect on child health in conflict-affected regions.

Ivan Allen College Contributors:
External Contributors: Camelia Minoiu

Minoiu, Camelia, and Olga Shemyakina. "Child Health and Conflict in Côte d'Ivoire." American Economic Review 102.3 (2012).

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