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Fertility responses to violent conflict: evidence from the Second Palestinian Intifada

Cetorelli, Valeria ORCID: 0000-0002-7310-6557 and Khawaja, Marwan (2012) Fertility responses to violent conflict: evidence from the Second Palestinian Intifada. In: British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, 2012-09-10 - 2012-09-12, Nottingham, United Kingdom, GBR. (Submitted)

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The Occupied Palestinian Territory has one of the highest rates of natural increase in the world. The persistence of high fertility in a context of prolonged conflict and military occupation has generated considerable research interest. However, previous work has been fairly descriptive. In this paper, we examine the impact of conflict on the fertility behaviour of Palestinian women during the second Intifada (2000-2005). Compared to previous research, our study has a number of strengths. For the first time, conflict intensity is measured using detailed information on monthly fatalities. Also, fertility responses are investigated by referring to individual conceptions on a monthly basis. A Cox model is used to assess the relationship between conflict intensity and conception hazards. Implications of our findings will be discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2012 08:38
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:07

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