The Effect of Conflict on the Risk of Experiencing Sexual Violence in Kivu

Master thesis Norwegian OPEN
Rønsen, Ester;
(2016)
  • Subject: Kivu Conflict Sexual Violence Democratic Republic of Congo DRC Event History Analysis Synthetic Control Method

The aim of this thesis is to explore a new way of estimating to what degree the conflicts in eastern Congo, more specifically the Kivu regions, have altered the risk of experiencing sexual violence. I estimate this conflict-effect by combining two methods. These are eve... View more
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    3   The  history  of  conflict  and  the  context  of  Sexual  Violence  in  DR  Congo 1 4   3.1   Sexual  violence  in  the  Democratic  Republic  of  Congo . ..................................... 1 8   5   Event  History  Analysis . ..........................................................................................  27   5.1   The  theoretical  concept  of  the  hazard  rate  .......................................................... 2 7   5.2   The  risk  set  and  observation  time. .......................................................................... 2 8   5.3   Censoring  ......................................................................................................................... 2 9   5.4   Estimating  the  hazard  rate:  Piecewise  Constant  Exponential  Model  .......... 3 0   5.5   Estimates . ......................................................................................................................... 3 2   6   Estimating  the  conflict  effect:  Synthetic  Control  Group  Method  .............  36   6.1   Theoretical  Concept  ..................................................................................................... 3 6   6.2   Solving  the  minimizing  problem  of  choosing  weights . ..................................... 3 9   6.3   The  donation  pool  and  the  predictors  for  DRC  ................................................... 4 0  

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