Households in Conflict Network

The Households in Conflict Network brings together researchers interested in the micro level analysis of the relationship between violent conflict and household welfare.

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The bombing of hospitals and local violence dynamics in civil wars: Evidence from Syria

Regine Schwab,  Werner Krause, Samer Massoud

Can coercive airpower quell a rebellion? Existing literature on the effects of counterinsurgent violence focuses predominantly on casualties resulting from attacks on civilians. It thus […]


What Determines Military Legitimacy? Evidence from the Battle of Mosul in Iraq

Mara Revkin,  Benjamin Krick, Jonathan Petkun

The legitimacy of armed forces in the eyes of civilians is widely recognized as crucial for the success of counterinsurgency. However, the micro-determinants of “military […]


Violent Conflicts and Educational Outcomes: The LRA Insurgency in Northern Uganda Revisited

Douglas Kazibwe, 

I investigate the consequences of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency  on the educational outcomes of individuals in Northern Uganda. I employ an identification strategy […]


What does the population in Niger think about a military government?

Daniel Tuki, 

Using the Round 9 Afrobarometer survey data collected in the Republic of Niger in 2022, this study examined the attitudes of Nigeriens toward military rule […]


Changes in fertility rates and desires in the wake of the homicide surge in Mexico

Maria Gargiulo,  Ginevra Floridi, José Manuel Aburto

Since 2006, Mexico has experienced a surge in homicide violence due to national policies and international influences on drug trafficking activities. While the effects of […]


Fear to Vote: Explosions, Salience, and Elections

Juan F. Vargas,  Mounu Prem,  Miguel E. Purroy, Felipe Coy, Sergio Perilla

Criminal groups use violence strategically to manipulate the behavior of victims and bystanders. At the same time, violence is a stimulus that causes fear, which […]

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