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Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy

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Child School Enrollment Decisions, Perceptions and Experiences of Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Muhammad Badiuzzaman
  • International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Published Online: 2014-10-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2014-0042

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Perceptions of violence; conflict; enrollment; livelihood decision making

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About the article

Corresponding author: Syed Mansoob Murshed, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands; and Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, Coventry University, UK, E-mail:


Published Online: 2014-10-08

Published in Print: 2014-12-01


Citation Information: Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Volume 20, Issue 4, Pages 575–583, ISSN (Online) 1554-8597, ISSN (Print) 1079-2457, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/peps-2014-0042.

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