Africa military recruitment fact of the day

by on October 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm in Political Science | Permalink

My evidence from Uganda suggests that, when coerced, children are the
most likely to be indoctrinated and disoriented, and so are the least
likely to escape.

Here is much more, from Chris Blattman, interesting throughout.

1 Bob Murphy October 31, 2008 at 12:11 pm

[Insert rip on American public schools.]

2 danny October 31, 2008 at 3:05 pm

I could not have read a better opening comment 🙂

3 jason voorhees October 31, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Jason – Chris Blattman actually is doing a lot on that topic. You should check out his research homepage.

4 MM October 31, 2008 at 7:31 pm

I’m surprised. Usually this sort of thing is twisted immediately into some sort of snooty comment about something America. “Children indoctrinated into violence they cannot comprehend, performing unspeakable acts of violence, maiming and murder until they themselves are maimed or murdered? THAT IS SO LIKE SOMETHING COMMON IN AMERICA.”

Well, okay, we did get that kind of comment, I just figured it’d be a knock on Christianity or something.

5 David Wright October 31, 2008 at 9:17 pm

The first comment on Chris’ blog post is pretty damning. If the sign of your regression is driven by one outlier, then your conclusion is pretty tenuous.

(Do economists know how to calculate P-values? Or do they, like most biologists, not really understand error bars?)

6 cheap aion money May 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm

The war is so terrible. Let’s pray for peach together

7 aion gold May 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Is it realistic?

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