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Education Inequality and Violent Conflict: Evidence and Policy Considerations

June 2016 — This brief provides an overview of a study, commissioned by UNICEF and completed by FHI 360’s Education Policy and Data Center, that sought to provide evidence on the relationship between educational equity and violent conflict. The study used the largest dataset constructed to date, with data from across nearly 100 countries and over a 50-year timespan. The brief addresses key questions, such as how has inequality in education changed over time? Does education inequality affect violent conflict? What kind of education inequality affects the risk of violent conflict? Does the nature of conflict or fragility matter?