Economic Consequences of Forced Displacement

  title={Economic Consequences of Forced Displacement},
  author={Nathan V. Fiala},
  journal={The Journal of Development Studies},
  pages={1275 - 1293}
  • N. Fiala
  • Published 18 September 2015
  • Economics
  • The Journal of Development Studies
Abstract Over 42 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced from their communities, though little is known about the impact of this movement on livelihoods. I use a panel data set and exploit a geographic discontinuity to explore the effects of displacement in Uganda. I find that displaced households experience a significant initial decrease in consumption. Two years after households returned home, displaced households still lag behind. However, households in the top quartiles of pre… 
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