Maja K. Thomas '17, Gettysburg College
Student Research Paper
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In this paper, I analyze the impact of education on civil war onset, utilizing variables measuring length of compulsory education and number of internal armed conflicts in a given country per year. Using data from the Quality of Government Institute’s Quality of Government Standard Time Series data set, I test this hypothesis and find that an increase in compulsory education length decreases the expected number of internal armed conflicts. The results suggest further importance of education as a great equalizer among individuals as well as nations.
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Thomas, Maja K., "Education: A More Powerful Weapon Than War?" (2015). Student Publications. 400.
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