Exploring the Impact of Conflict Exposure during Formative Years on Labor Market Outcomes in Tajikistan

Title: Exploring the Impact of Conflict Exposure during Formative Years on Labor Market Outcomes in Tajikistan
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: April 2015
Description:

This study explores the effect of the 1992–1998 armed conflict in Tajikistan on the labour market outcomes by gender. The focus is on cohorts that were of school age during the conflict or recently entered the labour force. The regression analysis controls for the cohort and district-level exposure to conflict. Younger women but not men who also lived in regions more affected by conflict were at least 10 percentage points more likely to be employed than similarly aged women from lesser affected districts. These results suggest a change in female employment patterns potentially induced by war.

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Citation:

Shemyakina, Olga. "Exploring the Impact of Conflict Exposure during Formative Years on Labour Market Outcomes in Tajikistan." Journal of Development Studies 51.4 (2015):  1-25.

Related File: OShemyakina_labor_market_JDS_accepted_08082014.pdf
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  • School of Economics