Abstract

We analyze rural household children's school enrollment decisions in a post-conflict setting in the Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh. The innovation of the paper lies in the fact that we employ information about current subjective perceptions regarding the possibility of violence in the future and past actual experiences of violence to explain household economic decision-making. Preferences are endogenous in line with behavioral economics. Regression results show that heightened subjective perceptions of future violence and past actual experiences of conflict can increase child enrollment.

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Keywords conflict, enrollment, livelihood decision making, Perceptions of violence
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1515/peps-2014-0042, hdl.handle.net/1765/77898
Series EUR-ISS-EDEM
Journal Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (Online)
Citation
Badiuzzaman, M, & Murshed, S.M. (2014). Child school enrollment decisions, perceptions and experiences of conflict in the chittagong hill tracts of bangladesh. In Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (Online) (Vol. 20, pp. 575–583). doi:10.1515/peps-2014-0042