Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/170978
Authors: 
Jürges, Hendrik
Stella, Luca
Hallaq, Sameh
Schwarz, Alexandra
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 10994
Abstract: 
We investigate the long-term effects of households' exposure to violent conflict on children's educational attainment in primary school, studying cognitive and non-cognitive skills as possible causal channels. Our identification strategy exploits the locality-level variation in the intensity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the West Bank during the Second Intifada (2000–2005). We show that an increase in family experience of conflict has large negative long-term effects on the educational attainment of children measured by grade point averages. Impaired non-cognitive rather than cognitive skills are identified as channels through which exposure affects children's educational achievement.
Subjects: 
conflict
schooling
children
JEL: 
D10
I20
F51
O12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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