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Analysis of Landmine Fatalities and Injuries in the Kurdistan Region
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7902-4683
College of Engineering, Seoul National University.
2015 (English)In: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN 0886-2605, E-ISSN 1552-6518, Vol. 30, no 15, 2591-2615 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This study analyzes landmine victim data in the Kurdistan Region during the period 1960 to 2005. A regression analysis is used to identify the determinants and impact of the probability of getting killed by mines and unexploded ordnances. The rates of killed/injured victims are explained using a set of socioeconomic variables. As the data are a repeated cross-section in which the individuals are observed when they are subjected to landmine incidents, and to account for the dynamic aspect of the process and heterogeneity by location as well as to control for unobserved location and time effects, a pseudo panel data are created where districts are observed over the entire time period forming a panel data. The results show that (a) males, children, and the elderly are more susceptible to a higher level of landmine risks; (b) landmine training and awareness programs do not reduce the rate of landmine mortality; and (c) the rate of incidents are declining over time. This result can be used in the planning, monitoring, and resource allocation for mine action, as well as labor market programs and rehabilitation activities.

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2015. Vol. 30, no 15, 2591-2615 p.
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Kurdistan, landmine, pseudo panel data, unexploded ordnance, victims
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28943DOI: 10.1177/0886260514553633ISI: 000359847000002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84938922348Local ID: IHHEFSISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-28943DiVA: diva2:892539
Available from: 2016-01-11 Created: 2016-01-11 Last updated: 2016-01-11Bibliographically approved

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