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dc.contributor.authorBircan, Cagatayen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrück, Tilmanen_US
dc.contributor.authorVothknecht, Marcen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:34:19Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:34:19Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36871-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the distributive impacts of violent conflicts, which is in contrast to previous literature that has focused on the other direction. We use cross-country panel data for the time period 1960-2005 to estimate war-related changes in income inequality. Our results indicate rising levels of inequality during war and especially in the early period of post-war reconstruction. However, we find that this rise in income inequality is not permanent. While inequality peaks around five years after the end of a conflict, it declines again to pre-war levels within the end of the first post-war period. Lagged effects of conflict and only subsequent adjustments of redistributive policies in the period of post-war reconstruction seem to be valid explanations for these patterns of inequality. A series of alternative specifications confirms the main findings of the analysis.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4990en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordConflicten_US
dc.subject.keywordwaren_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordreconstructionen_US
dc.subject.keywordincome distributionen_US
dc.subject.stwKriegen_US
dc.subject.stwKriegsfolgenen_US
dc.subject.stwVerteilungswirkungen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommensverteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleViolent conflict and inequalityen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn629728054en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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