A new GLO Discussion Paper finds that exposure to violent conflict significantly reduces the total number of hours worked in Nigerian farm households.
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GLO Discussion Paper No. 712, 2020
Violent Conflict Exposure in Nigeria and Labor Supply of Farm Households – Download PDF
by Chiwuzulum Odozi, John & Oyelere, Ruth Uwaifo
GLO Fellow Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere
Author Abstract: Nigeria has experienced bouts of violent conflict in different regions over the last few decades leading to significant loss of life. In this paper, we explore the potential short and accumulated long term effects of such conflict on labor supply of agricultural households. Using a nationally representative panel dataset for Nigeria in combination with armed conflict data, we estimate the effect of violent conflict on a farm household members labor supply. Our findings suggest that exposure to violent conflict significantly reduces the total number of hours the farm household head works and also deceases total family labor supply for agricultural households.
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