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Journal ArticleEnvironmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsFinance (Agriculture) Land tenure Laws and legislation (Land use)
Book ChapterElites and Property Rights
From the book: The Role of Elites in Economic DevelopmentComparative economics International economic relations Economic aspects (Right of property)
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 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 PaperEnvironmental and Gender Impacts of Land Tenure Regularization in Africa: Pilot Evidence from Rwanda
Although recent developments greatly increased interest in African land tenure, few models to address these issues at the required scale have been identified or evaluated...Finance (Agriculture) Land tenure Laws and legislation (Land use)
Working PaperElites and Property Rights
An elite derives its status from its relationship to property, whether physical or human capital...Comparative economics International economic relations Economic aspects (Right of property)
Book ChapterEvolving and Functioning Mechanisms of Employee Stock Ownership in China's Township and Village Enterprises
From the book: Ownership and Governance of EnterprisesCooperative societies Institutional economics Economic aspects (Right of property)
Working PaperEconomics of China's Joint-Stock Co-Operatives
In the 1990s, a new ownership form called ‘joint-stock co-operative’ (gufen hezuozhi) became widely adopted in China’s township and village enterprise sector...Cooperative societies Institutional economics Economic aspects (Right of property)
Working PaperProperty Rights and Economic Reform in Uzbekistan
International trade Right of property Economic aspects (Right of property)