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The concept of postmaterialism posits that individuals who are born in an economically and socially secure environment tend to be more open to changes in their societies and accepting of different values among individuals compared to those who are materialists (i.e., individuals who tend to value security, affluence, and strong law and order more in comparison to postmaterialists). Postmaterialism is associated with individuals who are more educated and have access to different educational opportunities, given the existence of economic stability in postmaterialist societies. Focusing on the role of postmaterialist values, I analyze the relationship between educational attainment among youths and the number of internal armed conflicts a country experiences. I find that there is a statistically significant relationship between educational attainment among youths and the number of internal armed conflicts a country experiences annually.
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Choi, Anthony (Sungho), "Implications of Youth Education on Intrastate Conflict: The Relevance of Postmaterialism" (2022). Student Publications. 995.