Poverty, Social Divisions, and Conflict in Nepal

Do, Quy-Toan ; Iyer, Lakshmi

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Abstract

The authors conduct an econometric analysis of the economic and social factors which contributed to the spread of violent conflict in Nepal. They find that conflict intensity is significantly higher in places with greater poverty and lower levels of economic development. Violence is higher in locations that favor insurgents, such as mountains and forests. The authors find weaker evidence that caste divisions in society are correlated with the intensity of civil conflict, while linguistic diversity has little impact.

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: The World Bank
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
Date: 2007
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 28 August 2015
Number of Pages: 39
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: "Social services; association"
Controlled Subjects: Nepal, Armut, Wirtschaftsentwicklung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nepal. Armut, Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung, Konflikt / Nepal, Poverty, Economic Development, Conflict
Subject (classification): Politics
Sociology
Economics
Countries/Regions: Nepal
Additional Information: © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7074 License: CC BY 3.0 Unported
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