Trusting Former Rebels : An Experimental Approach to Understanding Reintegration after Civil War

@inproceedings{Bauer2014TrustingFR,
  title={Trusting Former Rebels : An Experimental Approach to Understanding Reintegration after Civil War},
  author={Michal Bauer and Nathan Fiala and Ian Levely},
  year={2014}
}
The stability of many post-conflict societies rests on the successful reintegration of former soldiers. We use a set of experiments to study the effects of forced military service for a rebel group on social capital. We examine the case of Northern Uganda, where recruits did not self-select nor were systematically screened by rebels. We find that individual cooperativeness robustly increases with experience of soldiering, especially among those who soldiered during early age. Parents of ex… CONTINUE READING

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