Mullen (2006). Measuring Socio Economic Patterns in Chronic Conflict Situation. South Sudan
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The usual sources of microeconomic data for the measurement of poverty, economic status and economic inequality in less-developed countries are population-representative household surveys of
income and consumption (Deaton, 1997). However, due to their cost and complexity, such surveys are often not done, requiringmore creative methods to measure socio-economic status. This is particularly the case in chronic conflict and post-conflict situations such as Southern Sudan. The region has experienced civil conflict off and on since Sudan’s independence in 1956, with the most recent phase
starting in 1983. A peace agreement signed in 2005 provides hope that the economic and social effects of decades of war will start to be addressed. Measurement of socio-economic patterns in Southern Sudan should inform post-conflict development programs....