Conflict and well-being of civilians:The case of the Russian-Ukrainian hybrid war


This paper investigates the contemporaneous effect of conflict on civilians living outside of the conflict zone. Applying a multi-dimensional concept of well-being, it uses two large household surveys over 2012-2016 to analyze how the Russian-Ukrainian hybrid war affected the financial well-being and health of people in both countries. We find that the conflict significantly worsened financial well-being in both countries. The impact mostly operates by worsening expectations about financial well-being and is inversely related to the distance from the conflict zone. Our analysis indicates an increase in chronic diseases in Ukraine over a longer period. Mental health is negatively impacted in both countries at the earlier stages of the conflict. However, in Russia this effect is significant only in the region bordering the conflict zone, while in Ukraine it is significant in regions farther away from the conflict zone.

Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
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College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2019, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Publication ISSN: 0939-3625
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023 12:37
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2019 10:34
Full Text Link: 10.1016/j.ecosys.2019.100736
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-03
Published Online Date: 2019-11-12
Accepted Date: 2019-06-05
Authors: Osiichuk, Maryna
Shepotylo, Oleksandr

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