Subjective Well-Being and Armed Conflict: Evidence from Bosnia-Herzegovina
|Title:||Subjective Well-Being and Armed Conflict: Evidence from Bosnia-Herzegovina|
|Publication Date:||September 2013|
|Published In:||Social Indicators Research|
We analyze survey data from Bosnia and Herzegovina collected after the 1992–1995 Bosnian War to answer the following questions: How does individual subjective well-being evolve in the post-conflict period? Does exposure to conflict have an important role in determining one’s post-war experiences? Our identification strategy relies on regional and individual-level variation in exposure to the conflict. Individual war-related trauma has a negative, significant, and lasting impact on subjective well-being. The effect is stronger for those displaced during the war. Municipality-level conflict measures are not significantly associated with subjective well-being once municipality fixed effects are accounted for.
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|External Contributors:||Anke C. Plagnol|
Shemyakina, Olga N., and Anke C. Plagnol. "Subjective Well-Being and Armed Conflict: Evidence from Bosnia-Herzegovina." Social Indicators Research 113.3 (2013): 1129-1152.