From Vice to Virtue? Civil War and Social Capital in Uganda
This report shows that armed conflict affects social capital as measured by trust and associational membership. Using the case of Uganda and two rounds of nationally representative data bracketing a large number of battle events, the authors find that self-reported generalized trust and associational membership decreased during the conflict. Exploiting the different timing of two distinct waves of violence, the paper provides suggestive evidence for a rapid recovery of social capital.
© 2012 Afrobarometer
Giacomo De Luca, Marijke Verpoorten