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Learning the hard way: the effect of violent conflict on student academic achievement

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We study the effect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on various education outcomes for Palestinian high school students in the West Bank during the Second Intifada (2000-2006). Exploiting within-school variation in the number of conflict-related Palestinian fatalities during the academic year, we show that the conflict reduces the probability of passing the final exam, the total test score, and the probability of being admitted to university. The effect of conflict varies with the type and...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/jeea/jvy051

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
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Miaari, S
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the European Economic Association Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
1502–1537
Publication date:
2019-01-19
Acceptance date:
2018-05-31
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EISSN:
1542-4774
ISSN:
1542-4766
Pubs id:
pubs:944855
URN:
uri:65119f07-a924-4049-865c-f8ff522c6635
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uuid:65119f07-a924-4049-865c-f8ff522c6635
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pubs:944855

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