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Title: Ethnic conflict and economic disparity: Serbians and Albanians in Kosovo
Authors: Bhaumik, SK
Gang, IN
Yun, MS
Keywords: Poverty;Ethnicity;Decomposition
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam
Citation: Journal of Comparative Economics 34(4): 754-773, Sep 2005
Abstract: We use the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) household survey from postconflict Kosovo to examine economic deprivation among Serbs and Albanians. Economic deprivation is measured by per capita household expenditure and by the incidence of poverty as captured by the headcount ratio. We examine the roles played by the stock of attributes and by the impact of these attributes on deprivation using Oaxaca-type decomposition methods. Empirical results for both decomposition analyses show differences in characteristics as well as returns to measured characteristics favor Serbs, even though Serbs have lower expenditures and higher poverty incidence than Albanians.
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Dept of Economics and Finance Research Papers

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