Gender and the Political Economy of Conflict: How Much do We Really Know?

Sonali Deraniyagala

February 21, 2013

UMass Boston

The economic consequences of violent conflict typically differ for men and women. However, our understanding of how and why this differential impact arises is still limited, both at the conceptual and empirical level. Sonali Deraniyagala reviews what we do know about conflict and the political economy of gender, and argues that new research on war and women's economic position after conflict needs to be based on a better understanding of how conflict transforms entire economies in ways that are structural and long-term, and not just temporary “blips.”

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