Household Decision-Making Under Threat of Violence: A Micro Level Study in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Published By: MICROCON: A Micro Level Anslysis of Violent Confli | Published Date: January, 01 , 2011

The rural household livelihood and children’s educational investment decisions are analyzed in a post-conflict setting located in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh. The study represents a contribution to the microeconomic analysis of conflict. Another innovation of the paper lies in the fact that we employ information about subjective perceptions of violent experiences, which is in turn used to explain household economic decision making. Heightened subjective perceptions of violence lower consumption expenditure, but it can raise land use intensity, and more risky mixed crop cultivation. In some case experiences of displacement and other violence raises the likelihood of households sending children to school.

Author(s): Mohammad Badiuzzaman, John Cameron, Syed Mansoob Murshed | Posted on: Jan 07, 2016 | Views() | Download (131)

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