CLTS Working Paper on joint land certification

The paper "Joint Land Certification, Gendered Preferences, and Land-related Decisions: Are Wives Getting More Involved?" written by Stein T. Holden and Sosina Bezu is now published as a CLTS Working Paper.

CLTS Working Paper on joint land certification

The paper is published as a CLTS Working Paper and can be downloadedhere.

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We have investigated whether joint land certification in Southern Ethiopia has contributed to a strengthening of the perceived land rights of women and an increase in their intra-household involvement in land-related decisions. We use gender-disaggregated household panel data and generate indices for wives’ and husbands’ land rights attitudes and for wives’ involvement in land-related decisions. After controlling for endogeneity of land certification, using a control function approach, we find that receipt of land certificate has strengthened wives’ awareness of their land rights. We also find evidence of an intra-household bargaining effect and an intra-community social process effect that both contribute to stronger involvement of wives in land-related decisions within households. 

Published 19. September 2014 - 9:42 - Updated 28. November 2016 - 10:22

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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