Title: Return to schools and work in a war hit city: impact of socio-cultural events

Authors: Ejaz Gul; Suriati Ghazali

Addresses: School of Humanities, Universiti Sains, Malaysia ' School of Humanities, Universiti Sains, Malaysia

Abstract: Role of cultural activities in social development of communities has recently been the subject of interest for social scientists. These activities act as catalyst for boosting socio-economic growth of communities. This was successfully demonstrated in Tubmanburg, Liberia; a city that remained in crisis for last couple of decades. This paper examines role of cultural events in reviving social life of population particularly its influence on school attendance and per capita income of households. After 2004, school attendance and per capita income of people in Tubmanburg started improving significantly and a perception developed that probably it happened due to greater social interaction in cultural events. In essence this paper is a reality check of this perception. It was concluded that cultural activities played significant role in social awareness of population, consequently school attendance by students and per capita income of population increased in war hit city of Tubmanburg.

Keywords: cultural; events; catalyst; effect; education; per capita; income; computational; dynamics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEED.2020.108327

International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 2020 Vol.11 No.3, pp.314 - 334

Received: 02 Sep 2019
Accepted: 05 Nov 2019

Published online: 20 May 2020 *

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