Conflict-Induced IDPs and the Spread of Conflict
14 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2014
Date Written: 2012
Recent scholarship has started to find more and more evidence that refugees in their plight also contribute to the spread of conflict across borders. Relatively little is known, however, about whether internally displaced persons (IDPs) lead through similar mechanisms to the spread of conflict domestically. Drawing on a novel geographic dataset on IDP location and IDP origin we assess this question and find that similar mechanisms operate at the domestic level as those that recent research has shown to link refugees to cross-border conflict spread.
Keywords: conflict, civil war, migration, IDPs
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