Østby, Gudrun & Henrik Urdal (2011) Education and Conflict: What the Evidence Says, PRIO Policy Brief, 2. Oslo: PRIO.
This policy brief summarizes the key conclusions from the first sys-tematic review of the empirical, quantitative literature on the relation-ship between education and civil conflict.
Evidence from 30 statistical studies indicates that
The policy recommendations in this brief emerge from consulting work conducted for UNESCO's 2011 Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report. We recommend that (a) future research pay increas-ing attention to subnational and individual level effects; (b) new data be collected to study how conflict is affected by the content and quality of education; and (c) policies be implemented to reduce education ine-qualities.
Research Director; Research Professor; Editor, Journal of Peace Research
The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups and people.