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Can workfare programs moderate violence? evidence from India

Fetzer, Thiemo (2014) Can workfare programs moderate violence? evidence from India. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers (EOPP 53). Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

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Abstract

Governments in conflict torn states scramble for effective policies to persistently reduce levels of violence. This paper provides evidence that a workfare program that functions as a social insurance, providing employment opportunities in times of need, may be an effective antidote to shut down an important mechanism that drives conflict. By mitigating adverse income shocks, the Indian National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme has been successful in removing the income dependence of insurgency violence and thus, contributes to persistently lower levels of violence.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Divisions: STICERD
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 13:18
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 17:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58049

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