New Journal Paper on the impact of a low-cost land certification programme

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The paper "The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gaps in Productivity between Male- and Female-Owned Farms in Rural Ethiopia" written by Mintewab Bezabih, Stein Holden and Andrea Mannberg has been published in the Journal of Development Studies.

New Journal Paper on the impact of a low-cost land certification programme

The paper is published as a New Journal Paper and can be downloaded here.

Abstract of the paper
This paper analyses the impact of a low-cost land certification programme on the productivity of female-headed households.

The hypotheses tested in the paper emphasise on the interaction between the constraints that female-headed households face in terms of insecure land tenure, lack of productive resources and suboptimal land market participation, on the one hand, and the tenure security benefits of certification on the other.

Our findings show that land certification has a positive effect on land market participation and productivity. Our analysis also suggests higher marginal effects of certification on female-headed households’ productivity, compared to the male ones.

Published 23. November 2015 - 10:28 - Updated 28. November 2016 - 10:22