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Title:Ethnic conflict and economic disparity: Serbians and Albanians in Kosovo PDF Logo
Authors:Bhaumik, Sumon Kumar
Gang, Ira N.
Yun, Myeong-Su
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 1772
Abstract:We use the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household survey from post-conflict Kosovo to examine economic deprivation among Serbs and Albanians. Economic deprivation is measured by per capita household expenditure and by the incidence of poverty as captured by the headcount ratio. We examine the roles played by the stock of attributes and by the impact of these attributes on deprivation using Oaxaca-type decomposition methods. Empirical results for both decomposition analyses show differences in characteristics as well as returns to measured characteristics favor Serbs, even though Serbs have lower expenditures and higher poverty incidence than Albanians.
Subjects:poverty
ethnicity
decomposition
JEL:I32
O12
J15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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