Exploring Violence’s Effects on Fertility in Nigeria

Isabel M. Brooks , University of Texas at Austin

This study explores the relationship between fertility and organized violent events. Much attention has been directed at this topic to describe and test the mechanisms of how fertility can be influenced by violence of various kinds. This work uses novel data, DHS Surveys and UCPD organized violent events which are related spatially and temporally, to test the effect of exposure to violence on DHS cluster level fertility. The richness of this data will allow for exploration of the effect of exposure, timing, distance, scale and duration of violence as well as exploring these conditions for different types of conflict such as religious, ethnic, and resource related conflicts.

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 Presented in Session 117. Consequences of Armed Conflict for Childbearing