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Girl soldiering in rebel groups, 1989-2013: Introducing a new dataset

Haer, R and Bohmelt, TFK (2018) 'Girl soldiering in rebel groups, 1989-2013: Introducing a new dataset.' Journal of Peace Research, 55 (3). pp. 395-403. ISSN 0022-3433

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Abstract

This article introduces the Girl Child Soldier Dataset (G-CSDS), which provides information on the number of girl soldiers and their functions (supporters or combatants) in rebel groups between 1989 and 2013. The dataset can be easily combined with other data based on the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), and we demonstrate its usefulness with descriptive statistics and a regression analysis that is informed by previous research on women’s participation in armed groups. Among other findings, our analysis suggests that there are crucial differences between girl combatants and those active in more supportive roles. We conclude that the G-CSDS provides a central platform of easily-accessible information that will be useful to scholars and practitioners working on civil conflict, human rights, armed groups, or demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration (DDR) programs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: girl soldiers, girl fighters, rebel groups, dataset
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 14:24
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2022 13:32
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20400

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