Master of Science in Economics
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Economics
Date of Submission
Dr. Abbas Ali Gillani, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
MSECO Research Project
The importance of policymaking in regulating various aspects of our daily lives, including income, health, education, and security in the context of terrorism, cannot be overstated. While there is abundant evidence of policies aimed at positive change, there is a notable lack of research on how certain adversarial policies may hinder social or economic well-being by further compounding the impact of terrorism on affected communities. Using district level data on gross enrollment rates from 2005-2011, our research analyses the impact of terrorism and the policy ban on female education during peak conflict years. To identify causal effects, the occurrence of violence in each district is instrumented by measuring the distance between each district and the militant headquarters. Our results show that the policy ban was a sad success because it reduced girls' enrollment rates at not only middle and secondary levels of schooling but also shrunk enrollments at the primary level. Moreover, the widespread terrorism also impacted and decreased male students' gross enrollments.
Dawani, M. (2023). Armed Conflict, Ban on Female Education and its impact on Children's Education: A Gender Comparison (Unpublished graduate research project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/research-projects-mseco/41
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