Journal Article

The Child Health Effects of Terrorism : Evidence from the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/4401
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C. Journal articles published externally
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Ekhator, Uche Eseosa
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Asfaw, Abraham Abebe
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2019-01-10T22:39:34Z
dc.date.available
2019-01-10T22:39:34Z
dc.date.issued
2018-08-25
dc.description.abstract
This study examines the effect of terrorism on height-for-age z-scores, weight-for-age z-scores, weight-for-height z-scores, stunting, and wasting. Using the Boko Haram Insurgency, it compares outcomes in Boko Haram high-active and low-active areas. A difference-in-difference and regression model identifies the extensive and intensive margin effects respectively. The study uses data from the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey and the Global Terrorism Database. The results suggest that the Boko Haram Insurgency reduces weight-for-age and weight-for-height z-scores and increases the probability of wasting. The evidence suggests that policies targeting healthcare services may mitigate the long-term impacts of the Boko Haram Insurgency on human capital production.
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dc.identifier.citation
Applied Economics
dc.identifier.issn
0003-6846
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31141
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Taylor and Francis
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
TERRORISM
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BOKO HARAM
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CHILD HEALTH
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DIFFERENCE-IN-DIFFERENCE
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STUNTING
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WASTING
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CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE
dc.title
The Child Health Effects of Terrorism
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dc.title.subtitle
Evidence from the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria
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dc.type
Journal Article
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okr.associatedcontent
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00036846.2018.1502871 Journal website (version of record)
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okr.date.disclosure
2020-02-25
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Publications & Research :: Journal Article
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Publications & Research
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External Content
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1080/00036846.2018.1502871
okr.journal.nbpages
624-38
okr.language.supported
en
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.country
Nigeria
okr.topic
Conflict and Development :: Conflict and Fragile States
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Early Child and Children's Health
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Food & Nutrition Policy
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Service Management and Delivery
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Social Development :: Social Conflict and Violence
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GTFDR
okr.volume
51(6)

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