Local Economic Conditions and Participation in the Rwandan Genocide

  title={Local Economic Conditions and Participation in the Rwandan Genocide},
  author={Willa Friedman},
This paper uses new data on participation to examine how local economic conditions shaped within-country variation in willingness to participate in violent activities during the Rwandan genocide. It discusses and tests the predictions of three sets of theories about the causes of violence. The data provides strong evidence that higher rates of local unemployment among Hutu are associated with increased participation, and that higher levels of education among Hutu are also associated with higher… CONTINUE READING


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