Publication: Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights: Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda

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2019-04
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2019-04
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Cherchi, Ludovica
Habyarimana, James
Montalvao, Joao
O'Sullivan, Michael
Udry, Chris
Gruver, Ariel
Abstract
Traditional customary land tenure systems often limit women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa.In an ongoing experiment in rural Uganda, we offered households fully-subsidized land titles and basic information about the benefits of land titling.Providing additional gender information and making the offer conditional on female co-tilting raised the take up of joint titles to about 76 percent and 89 percent, respectively, without dampening overall demand for titling.
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Cherchi, Ludovica; Goldstein, Markus; Habyarimana, James; Montalvao, Joao; O'Sullivan, Michael; Udry, Chris; Gruver, Ariel. 2019. Empowering Women Through Equal Land Rights: Experimental Evidence From Rural Uganda. Gender Innovation Lab Policy Brief;No. 33. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31513 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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