Brazilian Land Tenure and Conflicts: The Landless Peasants Movement
AbstractThis paper analyzes conflicts and violence in Brazil involving landless peasants occupying privately-owned land, for the period 2000-2008. It is the first study to be undertaken at a national level, with a contemporary data span, using a count data model that allows for heterogeneity, endogeneity and dynamics. Results from the estimated model show that the violent land occupation grows with left-wing political support for land occupation, rural population density, and agricultural credit, and decreases with poverty, agricultural productivity. The study discusses the interconnection of land reform, poverty and conflict.
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- Carlos Pestana Barros & Ari Francisco de Araujo Jr. & João Ricardo Faria, 2011. "Brazilian Land Tenure and Conflicts: The Landless Peasants' Movement," Working Papers Department of Economics 2011/07, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
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