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Type Journal Article - Oxford Economic Papers
Title Civil war, social capital and resilience in Uganda
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Volume 67
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2015
URL https://doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpv036
Abstract
We show that armed conflict in Uganda affects social capital as measured by trust and associational membership. Relying on three rounds of nationally representative individual-level data bracketing a large number of violent events, we find that self-reported generalized trust and associational membership decreased during the conflict in districts in which violent events took place. But we also find evidence for a rapid recovery of social capital in the aftermath of violence. Results from a variety of identification strategies, including difference-in-differences and instrumental variable estimates, suggests that these relationships are causal.

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De Luca, Giacomo, and Marijke Verpoorten. "Civil war, social capital and resilience in Uganda." Oxford Economic Papers 67, no. 3 (2015).
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