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The impact of conflict induced exile on entitlement of food: Evidence from rural Liberia

Kibriya, Shahriar and Xu, Zhicheng and Ghimire, Narishwar (2014): The impact of conflict induced exile on entitlement of food: Evidence from rural Liberia.

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Abstract

This article is a unique attempt to discover the impact of exile on the most basic human necessity, food entitlement. We argue that exile from society followed by reintegration attempts cause mental and physical trauma, emotional distress, cultural shock, depletion of technical skills, political oppression, loss of social cohesion and articulation. We use survey data randomized on levels of conflict and propensity of migration from 312 rural households in 22 Liberian villages from Loma, Nimba, and Grand Bassa counties. Our findings suggest that accounting for household demographics, farm size, attributes, and income; duration of exile increases the probability of food entitlement failure.

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