Asian Journal of PEACEBUILDING

Volume 4 Number 2 (November 2016)

Table of Contents

Research Article

Conflict, Displacement, and Inequality of Opportunity

Tuhin K. Das, Sushil K. Haldar, Ivy Das Gupta, and Sudakhina Mitra pp. 137-159
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Various factors affect the ability of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to achieve socioeconomic stability. Aid and repatriation attempts have a short-term impact, whereas opportunities like access to education and healthcare have a long-term impact. Thus, a measurement of inequality of opportunity is needed in order to formulate an appropriate development policy that can achieve socioeconomic stability. The objective of this study is, therefore, to measure inequality of opportunity affecting a community in India that has been displaced for a period of less than twenty years by ethnic conflict. A field survey revealed that IDPs were more deprived than non-IDPs. Inequality of opportunity has been measured using a D-Index, and determinants of the inequality of opportunity have been identified.
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