BREAD Working Paper No. 520, July 2017

First and Second Generation Impacts of the Biafran War Richard Akresh, Sonia Bhalotra, Marinella Leone, Una Osili Abstract We analyze long-term impacts of the 1967-1970 Nigerian Civil War, providing the first evidence of intergenerational impacts. Women exposed to the war in their grow- ing years exhibit reduced adult stature, increased likelihood of being overweight, earlier […]