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Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions$
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Charles H. Anderton and Jurgen Brauer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199378296

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.001.0001

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Who Stays and Who Leaves During Mass Atrocities?

Who Stays and Who Leaves During Mass Atrocities?

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(p.251) 11 Who Stays and Who Leaves During Mass Atrocities?
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Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions
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Ana María Ibáñez

Andrés Moya

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.003.0011

The chapter reviews the literature on large-scale violence and population displacement with three specific objectives in mind. First, it discusses how strategies adopted by armed actors and victims influence household decisions to migrate. Second, it explores why some households decide to stay on in conflict regions. Third, it reviews the literature on the socioeconomic and behavioral consequences of violent conflict, distinguishing between the consequences for those who migrate as opposed to those who stay. Among other findings, we discover that aid policies are overwhelmingly aimed at populations who leave conflict regions, even as the people who stay (voluntarily or for lack of opportunity) suffer at least equally high consequences as those who leave.

Keywords:   genocide, mass killing, civil conflict, microlevel analysis, migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs)

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