Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104655
Authors: 
Brück, Tilman
Di Maio, Michele
Miaari, Sami H.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 8543
Abstract: 
We study the effect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the probability to pass the final high-school exam for Palestinian students in the West Bank during the Second Intifada (2000-2006). By exploiting within-school variation in the number of conflict-related Palestinian fatalities during the academic year, we show that the conflict reduces the probability to pass the final exam and to be admitted to the university. We also provide evidence of the heterogeneous effects of the conflict in terms of ability of the student and type of violent event the student is exposed to. Finally, we discuss possible transmission mechanisms explaining our main result.
Subjects: 
academic achievement
high-school
Second Intifada
violent conflict
fatalities
West Bank
Palestine
Israel
JEL: 
I20
O12
O15
F51
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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