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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Read from a series of more than 350 working papers


Unpacking the Links between Conflict and Child Welfare: Evidence from a Foreign Insurgency

Violent conflicts have enduring effects on child welfare, but little is understood about the mechanisms underlying these effects. Using data from Cameroon collected from a […]


Foreign Interventions and Community Cohesion in Times of Conflict

Sarah Langlotz 

This paper analyzes how foreign military interventions affect community cohesion in times of conflict. In an environment where formal institutions are unstable or lacking, the […]


Civil conflict, cash transfers, and child nutrition in Yemen

Jean-Francois Maystadt  Olivier Ecker

The most dramatic outcomes of protracted civil conflict include increased malnutrition among children and the resulting consequences for lifelong health and prosperity. Little is known […]


Economic Conditions and the Rise of Anti-Democratic Extremism

Benjamin Crost 

This paper provides evidence that adverse economic conditions contributed to the rise of anti-democratic extremism in the United States. A state-level analysis shows that increases […]


Covid-19, State Capacity, and Political Violence by Nonstate Actors

Ore Koren  Brittney Koehnlein

The COVID-19 pandemic has constrained the ability of states across the world to govern and control their territories. As the state reduces its activities, space […]


Public healthcare financing during counterinsurgency efforts: Evidence from Colombia

Samuel Lordemus  Noemi Kreif and Rodrigo Moreno-Serra

How do government counterinsurgency efforts affect local public financing during civil conflicts? We investigate this question in the context of the protracted conflict in Colombia. […]

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