Long-term consequences of armed conflicts on poverty: the case of Cambodia

Sung Jin Kang, Yasuyuki Sawada, Yong Woon Chung

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Using the Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey 2011, this study is to quantify the impacts of disabilities induced by armed conflicts on poverty. Two main empirical findings emerge: First, disabilities aggravate poverty by 12–15%. Especially, disabilities caused by war and land mines exacerbate poverty significantly by 26–27%. In contrast, congenital disabilities or disabilities caused by accidents and diseases do not generate significant impact on poverty. Second, household characteristics, such as the number of household members, residential area, education, and marriage status of household head, are systematically correlated with poverty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-535
Number of pages17
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

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  • Cambodia
  • Disability
  • Landmine
  • Poverty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Urban Studies
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment


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