Child school enrollment decisions, perceptions and experiences of conflict in the chittagong hill tracts of Bangladesh

M. Badiuzzaman, Mansoob Murshed

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)575–583
    JournalPeace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy
    Volume20
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • conflict
    • enrollment
    • livelihood decision making
    • Perceptions of violence

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