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AUB: Maia Sieverding Contributes to “The effects of political protests on youth human capital and well-being in Egypt” Study

Protests are one of the most common expressions of modern political conflict, and the wave of demonstrations that marked the onset of the Arab Spring contributed to a global increase in protest activity. Yet few studies have examined the effects of exposure to protests on population well-being even though such exposure may have profound and lasting effects, especially if experienced at critical stages of development over the life course.

With the aim of estimating the effects of exposure to political protests on the human capital accumulation and well-being of youth during the tumultuous political transition experienced in Egypt from 2011 to 2014, Dr. Maia Sieverding from the American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences, Graduate Public Health Program joined colleagues from University of California and San Francisco State University in a unique study to examine the population-level impacts of conflict on non-combatants.

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