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dc.contributor.authorWharton, Kateen_US
dc.contributor.authorUwaifo Oyelere, Ruthen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T10:43:29Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-07T10:43:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201109286329en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/55064-
dc.description.abstractForty years of low-intensity internal armed conflict has made Colombia home to the world's second largest population of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The effect of being directly impacted by conflict on a child's educational accumulation and enrollment is of particular concern because of the critical role that education plays in increasing human capital and productivity. This paper explores the educational accumulation and enrollment gap created by being directly affected by conflict. First, we show that children living in municipality with high conflict have a gap in education enrollment and accumulation. However, this gap is much smaller than the attainment and enrollment gap for those directly affected by the conflict (IDPs). We estimate the education accumulation and enrollment gaps for IDPs in comparison to non-migrants and other migrants respectively. Our results suggest significant education accumulation and enrollment gaps for children of IDPs that widens to over half a year in secondary school. The disparity in effects when we focus on direct exposure to conflict versus living in a municipality with conflict suggests a need to be careful when using the latter to estimate the impact of conflict.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5939en_US
dc.subject.jelI24en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeducational attainmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordschool enrollmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordColombiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordinternal displacementen_US
dc.subject.keywordconflicten_US
dc.subject.stwBürgerkriegen_US
dc.subject.stwFlüchtlingeen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwSchulbesuchen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwKolumbienen_US
dc.titleConflict and its impact on educational accumulation and enrollment in Colombia: What we can learn from recent IDPsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn675470900en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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