The effect of ethnic violence on an export- oriented industry
Ksoll, Christopher, Macchiavello, Rocco and Morjariaz, Ameet (2010) The effect of ethnic violence on an export- oriented industry. Working Paper. Coventry: Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD). (BREAD Working Papers). (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper investigates the effects of ethnic violence on export-oriented �firms and their workers. Following the disputed 2007 Kenyan presidential election, export volumes of flower �firms affected by the ensuing violence dropped by 38 percent and worker absence exceeded 50 percent. Large �firms and �firms with stable contractual relationships in export markets registered smaller proportional losses and had fewer workers absent. Model calibrations indicate that, to induce workers to come and work overtime, operating costs, on average, increased by 16 percent. For the marginal worker,the cost of going to work exceeded the average weekly income by 320 percent.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JZ International relations
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Series Name:||BREAD Working Papers|
|Publisher:||Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD)|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||iiG research programme, UK Department for International Development (DFID), STICERD, ESRC|
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