Wartime estimates of Iraqi civilian casualties

Challenges exist when making reliable and valid estimates of civilian mortality due to war. This article discusses a framework used to examine war's impact on civilian, considers challenges common to each statistical approach taken to estimate civilian casualties and proposes other approaches to estimating Iraqi civilian mortality after fighting has ceased.

About the author

Beth Osborne Daponte, Ph.D.
Senior research scholar

Senior research scholar at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University.