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Journal ArticleLand rights, agricultural productivity, and deforestation
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeDeforestation Agricultural productivity Land tenure
Working PaperLand tenure security and internal migration in Tanzania
In this paper we study the impact of tenure security on rural to urban migration of household members over the age of 15...Migration Land tenure Tenure security
Working PaperLand rights, agricultural productivity, and deforestation in Vietnam
This paper studies the relationship between land tenure for smallholder agriculture and deforestation in Vietnam. We combine high resolution satellite data on deforestation with rich household and commune-level, biannual panel data...Deforestation Agricultural productivity Land tenure
Journal ArticleLand Governance, Gender Equality and Development: Past Achievements and Remaining Challenges
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentEquality and inequality Land tenure Women
BlogExtreme poverty - the poorest are being left behind
At our 30 th Anniversary Conference we took the chance to interview Martin Ravallion of Georgetown University—we asked him to discuss his recent work on extreme poverty, and to highlight what he believes the major challenges in this area will b...Consumption (Economics) Equality and inequality Land tenure
Working PaperInter- and intra-farm land fragmentation in Vietnam
This paper uses panel data at commune, household, and plot levels to study the causes and effects of agricultural land fragmentation in rural Vietnam...Agriculture Farm produce Land tenure
Journal ArticleTenure Insecurity, Climate Variability and Renting out Decisions among Female Small-Holder Farmers in Ethiopia
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesAgriculture Econometric models (Economic development) Land tenure
Working PaperLand issues in Vietnam 2006–14: Markets, property rights, and investment
This paper uses five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to analyse land issues in Vietnam from a number of different angles...Household survey Households Land tenure
Working PaperSocial and political capital in rural Vietnam
This paper exploits five waves of the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) to investigate issues of social and political capital in rural Vietnam...Economic development Families Household survey
Book ChapterLand Tenure and Agricultural Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Agriculture Environmental economics Land tenure
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
Working PaperTenure Insecurity, Climate Variability, and Renting-Out Decisions Among Female Smallholder Farmers in Ethiopia
Land tenure arrangements in Africa are generally skewed in favour of males. Compared to males, female plot owners face complex sets of constraints and systemic high tenure insecurity which culminate in low yields...Agriculture Econometric models (Economic development) Land tenure
Journal ArticlePolitical Connections and Land-Related Investment in Rural Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsCredit Informal sector (Economics) Investments
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 ArticleAre Land Reforms Granting Complete Property Rights Politically Risky?: Electoral Outcomes of Mexico's Certification Program
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsLand tenure Political science Voting
Journal ArticleTrees, Tenure and Conflict: Rubber in Colonial Benin
Part of Journal Special Issue Land and Property RightsAgricultural industries Land reform Land tenure