Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145226
Authors: 
Roy, Sutanuka
Singh, Prakarsh
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10092
Abstract: 
Using a large-scale novel panel dataset (2005–14) on schools from the Indian state of Assam, we test for the impact of violent conflict on female students' enrollment rates. We find that a doubling of average killings in a district-year leads to a 13 per cent drop in girls' enrollment rate with school fixed effects. Additionally, results remain similar when using an alternative definition of conflict from a different dataset. Gender differential responses are more negative for lower grades, rural schools, poorer districts, and for schools run by local and private unaided bodies.
Subjects: 
conflict
education
gender discrimination
human capital
India
JEL: 
I2
J1
O1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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