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UNU-WIDER Access to Land and Land Policy Reforms

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A teenager wears torn rubber boots in a muddy local market in Bac Ha, Viet Nam. As of 2005 figures, half the world population—more than 3 billion people–is estimated to live on less than USD 2.50 a day. Bac Ha, Viet Nam. UN Photo/Kibae Park.

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Access to Land and Land Policy Reforms

The objective of this research and policy brief is to analyse different mechanisms of access to land for the rural poor in an era when redistribution through expropriative land reform is largely inconsistent with the forces of the political economy. The roads of access to land which are explored are intra-family transfers, access through community membership, land sales and rental markets, and government programmes including decollectivization and land-market assisted land reform. The array of instruments is vast, and each can be subjected to specific policy interventions to make them more effective for sustainable poverty reduction.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Policy Brief
Volume:
3
Title:
Access to Land and Land Policy Reforms
Authors:
Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet
Publication date:
April 2001
ISBN Printed:
9524551241
ISBN Web:
952455125X
ISBN 13 Print:
9789524551243
ISBN 13 Web:
9789524551250
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2001
Keywords:
rural poor, redistribution, reform, political economy, intra-family transfers, community, sale, rental, markets, decollectivization, poverty reduction.
JEL:
R14, Q15, R52
Format:
online and printed copies

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