How does violent conflict affect labour supply: The case of the Kyrgyz Republic

Hampton Wong, UNU-MERIT

In 2010, ethnic violence between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks has broken out in southern Kyrgyzstan. Because of the conflict, hundreds of people died and thousands of people were forced to flee. Although the conflict received some attention from researchers, there is little research examining the labour market effects of the conflict. This exploratory study examines the heterogeneous effects of communal violence on the labour supply behaviors of household members in both short run and long run. I will use a novel method called sequence analysis to account for the categorical nature of the time-series data.

Venue: UNU-MERIT, Room 0.16

Date: 19 June 2017

Time: 16:00 - 17:00