There is no consensus among scholars on the efficacy of reintegration assistance programs, including how their services affect reintegration outcomes. This research is the first statistical analysis of the economic impacts of reintegration assistance for former child soldiers. Several regression analyses were performed to determine the effect of reintegration assistance on earnings and social capital. The results indicate that no statistically significant relationship exists between reintegration assistance and earnings or social capital. Conversely, societal interventions such as increasing access to education and promoting traditional cleansing ceremonies were effective.
Kaufmann, Jonathan B.
"The Economic Efficacy of Reintegration Assistance for Former Child Soldiers,"
Undergraduate Economic Review:
1, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol13/iss1/8