27 February 2017:
27 February 2017
Using the randomized, national roll out of a land title registration program, we examine the effects of improved property rights on rural household outcomes. We find that as rights strengthen, households shift labor from their farms to off-farm work, resulting in improved welfare. The specific mechanism at work seems to be a reduction in time spent guarding fields against encroachment from neighbors. These results provide evidence on how land tenure improvements can aid development by facilitating the early stages of structural transformation.
1st Floor Conference Room, LSE, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH
STICERD-UCL Development and Growth Seminar
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