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Agricultural returns and conflict: quasi-experimental evidence from a policy intervention programme in Rwanda

Kondylis, Florence (2005) Agricultural returns and conflict: quasi-experimental evidence from a policy intervention programme in Rwanda. CEPDP, 709. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753019078

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Abstract

In 1997 Rwanda introduced a re-settlement policy for refugees displaced during previous conflicts. We exploit geographic variation in the speed of implementation of this policy to investigate the impact of conflict-induced displacement and the re-settlement policy on household agricultural output and on skill spill-over mechanisms between returnees and stayers. We find that returns to on-farm labour are higher for returnees relative to stayers, although the evidence suggests that the policy contributed little additional effect to this differential. More speculatively, these differentials suggest that, upon return from conflictinduced exile, returnees are more motivated to increase their economic performance.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2005 Florence Kondylis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 14:22
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 09:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/19878

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