February 13, 2016

Does Education Inequality Lead to Violent Conflict?

Written by Carina Omoeva, Director, Education Policy and Data Center, FHI 360

A recently published study found that a high level of education inequality between identity groups predicts a substantially greater risk of violent conflict compared to the global average. The study involved the creation of a unique multicountry dataset of educational attainment disaggregated by race, ethnicity, religion, subnational unit, age and gender, which allowed researchers to overcome the challenges of limited data that inhibited previous studies.


This study was funded by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and completed by FHI 360, through its Education Policy and Data Center.