Living in the caliphate: the impact of Boko Haram's occupation on schooling
This paper estimates the effect of occupation during an insurgency and being exposed to insurgents' rule on schooling. This is done by focusing on the case of the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria. The terrorist group occupied various areas around 2014, and the population of those areas was subsequently exposed to the insurgents' ideology and governance. The results indicate that children who experienced Boko Harams occupation have 1.20 years less education than those who experienced the insurgency but did not live in the occupied areas. The finding corresponds to a 26 percent decrease of the number of years of education when compared to the average adult in the region. Various mechanisms that can explain the effect are explored.
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