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The role of land certification in reducing gaps in productivity between male- and female-owned farms in rural Ethiopia

Bezabih, Mintewab, Holden, Stein and Mannberg, Andrea (2016) The role of land certification in reducing gaps in productivity between male- and female-owned farms in rural Ethiopia. Journal of Development Studies, 52 (3). pp. 360-376. ISSN 0022-0388

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00220388.2015.1081175

Abstract

This paper analyses the impact of a low-cost land certification programme on the productivity of female-headed households. The hypotheses tested in the paper emphasise on the interaction between the constraints that female-headed households face in terms of insecure land tenure, lack of productive resources and suboptimal land market participation, on the one hand, and the tenure security benefits of certification on the other. Our findings show that land certification has a positive effect on land market participation and productivity. Our analysis also suggests higher marginal effects of certification on female-headed households’ productivity, compared to the male ones.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/
Additional Information: © 2016 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 13:51
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:51
Funders: Wallander-Hedelius Foundation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64515

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