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Working PaperLocal Transformation in Rural Vietnam: A Commune Level Analysis
This study documents the local transformation of rural Vietnamese communes in 12 different provinces from 2006 to 2014...Agriculture Economic development Land reform
Journal ArticleWeather Shocks and Cropland Decisions in Rural Mozambique
Economic development in low income settings is often associated with an expansion of higher-value agricultural activities...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic development
Journal ArticleEvolution of Land Distribution in West Bengal 1967–2004: Role of Land Reform and Demographic Changes
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsEquality and inequality Household survey Land reform
Journal ArticleTrees, Tenure and Conflict: Rubber in Colonial Benin
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsAgricultural industries Land reform Land tenure
Journal ArticlePoverty and Land Redistribution
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsEconomic development Land reform Land tenure
BlogAid and our Changing Environment
4 July 2013 Roger Williamson On 4 June 2013 I attended an interesting effort on the part of UNU-WIDER to communicate research results to development policy makers and practitioners...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid
Book ChapterAccess to Land: Market and Non-market Land Transactions in Rural Vietnam
By applying a unified framework, this book examines the impact of land tenure reforms on poverty reduction and natural resource management in countries in Africa and Asia with highly diverse historical contexts...Land reform Land tenure Land use
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (December 2011)
Tony Addison With the end of the year fast approaching, we bring you the last Angle of 2011. Here in Helsinki, the shortest day of the year is nearly upon us when we will have six hours of daylight...Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Right of property)
Working PaperThe Dynamics of Land Titling Regularization and Market Development
We study the effects of titles on parcel valuation and urban land market development (real estate transfers, rentals, and mortgages), and the dynamics of deregularization by exploiting a natural experiment in the allocation of land titles to very poo...Deregulation Land reform Land tenure
Working PaperLong-term Effects of Land Reform on Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from West Bengal
We use data on inter-generational gains in educational attainment by some 500,000 individuals in 200 West Bengal villages to explore gender-differentiated impacts of land reform on human capital accumulation at the individual level...Human capital Economic aspects (Human capital) Land reform
Working PaperPoverty and Land Distribution: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
While land reforms have long been motivated as a potential policy lever of rural growth and development, there is remarkably little evidence of the direct impacts of such reforms...Economic development Land reform Land tenure
Working PaperEvolution of Land Distribution in West Bengal 1967-2004: Role of Land Reform
This paper uses data from a household survey to estimate changes in land distribution in rural West Bengal between 1967-2004 and decompose these into contributions of different factors...Equality and inequality Household survey Land reform
Working PaperTransformation of the Family under Rising Land Pressure: A Theoretical Essay
If we understand well the individualization of land tenure rules under conditions of growing land scarcity and increased market integration, much less is known about the mode of evolution of the farm-cum-family units possessing the land...Agriculture Economic aspects (Families) Land reform
Working PaperTrees, Tenure and Conflict: Rubber in Colonial Benin
Tree crops have changed land tenure in Africa. Farmers have acquired more permanent, alienable rights, but have also faced disputes with competing claimants and the state...Agricultural industries Land reform Land tenure
Project meetingLand Inequality, Conflict and Reform in LDCs
UNU-WIDER's Project Meeting with world-renowned experts on ‘Land Inequality, Conflict and Reform in LDCs’. This meeting is part of UNU-WIDER’s project focusing on evolution of land inequality and the role of policies concerning...