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War and UnderdevelopmentVolume 1: The Economic and Social Consequences of Conflict$
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Frances Stewart and Valpy Fitzgerald

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780199241866

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.001.0001

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Internal Wars In Developing Countries: An Empirical Overview of Economic and Social Consequences

Internal Wars In Developing Countries: An Empirical Overview of Economic and Social Consequences

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(p.67) 4 Internal Wars In Developing Countries: An Empirical Overview of Economic and Social Consequences
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War and Underdevelopment
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Frances Stewart

Cindy Huang

Michael Wang

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241866.003.0004

This chapter presents an empirical overview of some of the economic costs and social costs of civil conflict in the last 25 years. Attention is focused on internal conflict because it has been much more prevalent among poor countries in recent years. The chapter defines as ‘internal’ any conflict where there are major groups on different sides within a nation, even though other nations may also be active participants. In addition, the chapter identifies the incidence, regional location, and severity of internal conflict, focusing on the recent past, but putting this into the context of the history of the last 200 years. It briefly points to expectations about the nature, direction, and magnitude of the effects of civil war, and reviews some empirical evidence of how major economic and social variables changed in the countries worst affected by conflict in the 1970s and 1980s.

Keywords:   economic costs, social costs, civil conflict, internal conflict, poor countries, civil war

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