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Gender and Ethnicity in Fragile States: The Case of Post-Conflict Kosovo

Sumon Kumar Bhaumik, Ira N. Gang and Myeong-Su Yun

in Fragile States

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199693153
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731990 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693153.003.0007

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Gender and Ethnicity in Fragile States: The Case of Post-Conflict Kosovo

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The chapter examines the comparative economic well-being of female- and male-headed households among Serbs and Albanians in post-conflict Kosovo. Evidence from the living standards measurement study (LSMS) household survey, 2001, shows that Serb households, both those headed by women and men, are worse off than Albanians households. We find that female-headed households do not generally suffer more than male-headed households, but there is substantial variation among ethnic groups. While Albanian female-headed households are marginally better-off than Albanian male-headed households, Serb female-headed households have the lowest standard of living.

Keywords: consumption; ethnicity; gender

Chapter.  5828 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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