Publication in Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy Journal by Muhammad Badiuzzaman and Syed Mansoob Murshed

Category: Publication| research

20 Oct 2014

Peace economics“Child School Enrollment Decisions, Perceptions and Experiences of Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh” a paper co-authored by Muhammad Badiuzzaman and Syed Mansoob Murshed has just published by the Peace Science and Public Policy Journal.  This paper aims to analyze rural household livelihood decisions, especially educational investment for future generations, in a post-conflict setting located in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region of Bangladesh.

We analyze rural household children’s school enrollment decisions in a post-conflict setting in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh. The innovation of the paper lies in the fact that we employ information about current subjective perceptions regarding the possibility of violence in the future and past actual experiences of violence to explain household economic decision-making. Preferences are endogenous in line with behavioral economics. Regression results show that heightened subjective perceptions of future violence and past actual experiences of conflict can increase child enrollment.

 

 

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