Conflict, education and intergenerational transmission of poverty in Northern Uganda

Bird, Kate, Higgins, Kate and McKay, Andy (2010) Conflict, education and intergenerational transmission of poverty in Northern Uganda. Journal of International Development, 22 (8). pp. 1183-1196. ISSN 0954-1748

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Abstract

This article explores the relationship between conflict, education and the intergenerational transmission of poverty in Northern Uganda using a Q-squared approach, which combines and sequences qualitative and quantitative approaches. The focus is on whether people with education have greater resilience than those without during and following periods of conflict and insecurity. Findings include that conflict in Northern Uganda has resulted in chronic and intergenerational poverty, and that education supports resilience during and following periods of conflict and insecurity it is a 'portable' asset of great value. The article concludes that education should be supported by governments and donors during and post-conflict. This will support resilience during conflict, limiting the poverty impact of conflict on households and enabling a speedier post-conflict recovery.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Sp. Iss. SI
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Andy McKay
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:10
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2012 12:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24488
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