Was given to our paper:
The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gender Gaps in Productivity in Rural Ethiopia
By: Mintewab Bezabih (1), Stein T. Holden (2) and Andrea Mannberg (3)
(1) Department of Economics, University of Sussex, Mantell Building, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RF, UK. Email: M.firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) School of Economics and Business, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, P.O. Box 5033, 1432 Ås, Norway. Email: email@example.com.
(3) Department of Economics, Umeå University, Sweden. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The paper analyses the impact of a low cost and restricted rights land certification program on the productivity of female-headed households. The analysis is based on plot level panel data from the Amhara Region in Ethiopia. The results suggest a positive and significant effect of certification on plot-level productivity. In addition, the results show that certification has different impacts on male and female productivity with female-headed households gaining significantly more, and significant zonal differences in the effectiveness of the certification impacts.
Key Words: Productivity, gender, land certification, Ethiopia
JEL Classification: D2, Q12, Q15