Long-term consequences of armed conflicts on poverty: the case of Cambodia

Sung Jin Kang, Yasuyuki Sawada, Yong Woon Chung
2017 Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science  
Using the Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey 2011, this study is to quantify the impacts of disabilities induced by armed conflicts on poverty. Two main empirical findings emerge: First, disabilities aggravate poverty by 12-15%. Especially, disabilities caused by war and land mines exacerbate poverty significantly by 26-27%. In contrast, congenital disabilities or disabilities caused by accidents and diseases do not generate significant impact on poverty. Second, household characteristics, such as
more » ... teristics, such as the number of household members, residential area, education, and marriage status of household head, are systematically correlated with poverty.
doi:10.1007/s41685-017-0050-4 fatcat:jwlvelu475hvhay6mfazgtpaea