Nber Working Paper Series Can War Foster Cooperation? Can War Foster Cooperation? Case Evidence on the Effects of Exposure to Wartime Violence Disentangling Correlation and Causation Meta-analysis

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In the past decade, nearly 20 studies have found a strong, persistent pattern in surveys and behavioral experiments from over 40 countries: individual exposure to war violence tends to increase social cooperation at the local level, including community participation and prosocial behavior. Thus while war has many negative legacies for individuals and… (More)

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