EconStor >
Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW), Berlin >
DIW-Diskussionspapiere >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57256
  
Title:The effects of conflict on fertility in Rwanda PDF Logo
Authors:Schindler, Kati
Brück, Tilman
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion papers, German Institute for Economic Research 1143
Abstract:The aim of this paper is to study the short and long-term fertility effects of mass violent conflict on different population sub-groups. The authors pool three nationally representative demographic and health surveys from before and after the genocide in Rwanda, identifying conflict exposure of the survivors in multiple ways. The analysis finds a robust effect of genocide on fertility, with a strong replacement effect for lost children. Having lost siblings reduces fertility only in the short term. Most interesting is the continued importance of the institution of marriage in determining fertility and in reducing fertility for the large group of widows in Rwanda.
Subjects:conflict
demography
fertility
gender
genocide
Rwanda
JEL:J13
O12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des DIW
DIW-Diskussionspapiere

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
68937433X.pdf373.63 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX
Share on:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57256

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.