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Investment Impacts of Gendered Land Rights in Customary Tenure Systems : Substantive and Methodological Insights from Malawi

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Deininger, Klaus
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Xia, Fang
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Kilic, Talip
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Moylan, Heather
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2021-01-21T17:32:33Z
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2021-01-21T17:32:33Z
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2021-01
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2022-07-05T06:10:12Z
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Compared with the vast literature on the investment and productivity effects of land rights formalization, little attention has been paid to the impact of variation in individuals’ tenure security under customary tenure regimes. This is a serious gap not only because most of Africa’s rural land is held under informal arrangements, but also because gradual erosion of long-term rights by women and migrants is often an indication of traditional systems coming under stress. Using a unique survey experiment in Malawi, the analysis shows that (i) having long-term land rights of bequest and sale has a significant impact on investment and cash crop adoption; (ii) women’s land rights of bequest and sale, joint with local institutional arrangements, can amplify the magnitude of such effects; and (iii) the effects found here can be obscured by measurement error associated with traditional approaches to survey data collection on land ownership and rights.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/330531611177789853/Investment-Impacts-of-Gendered-Land-Rights-in-Customary-Tenure-Systems-Substantive-and-Methodological-Insights-from-Malawi
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/35034
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English
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World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 9520
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
INVESTMENT
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LAND TENURE
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GENDER
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LAND RIGHTS
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AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT
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TENURE SECURITY
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CROP ADOPTION
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Investment Impacts of Gendered Land Rights in Customary Tenure Systems
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Substantive and Methodological Insights from Malawi
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Working Paper
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2021-01-20
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/330531611177789853/Investment-Impacts-of-Gendered-Land-Rights-in-Customary-Tenure-Systems-Substantive-and-Methodological-Insights-from-Malawi
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10.1596/1813-9450-9520
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090224b088221c2e_2_0
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32765304
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WPS9520
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/330531611177789853/pdf/Investment-Impacts-of-Gendered-Land-Rights-in-Customary-Tenure-Systems-Substantive-and-Methodological-Insights-from-Malawi.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
Africa
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Africa Eastern and Southern (AFE)
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Malawi
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678
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330531611177789853
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Agricultural Sector Economics
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Agriculture :: Crops & Crop Management Systems
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Gender :: Gender and Economics
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Gender :: Gender and Rural Development
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Communities and Human Settlements :: Land Use and Policies
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Rural Development :: Rural Land Policies for Poverty Reduction
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Development Research Group, Development Economics

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