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Modes of Land Access and Welfare Impacts in Uganda

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  • Tatwangire, Alex
  • Holden, Stein T.

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This article estimates the poverty reducing impact of land access in rural Uganda. Using balanced panel data for 309 households in 2001, 2003, and 2005, models that control for unobserved household heterogeneity and endogeneity of land acquisition and disposition are employed to measure the poverty-reduction effect of land on household income and expenditure per adult equivalent. Significant poverty reduction effects of increased land access in form of owned, operated and market-accessed land were found. The poverty reduction effect for land accessed through the market was significantly larger than the poverty reduction effect of land accessed through inheritance.

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Paper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China with number 51635.

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Date of creation: 28 Jun 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae09:51635

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Keywords: Endogeneity of land access; unobserved heterogeneity; poverty impacts.; Land Economics/Use; O55; Q15; O12;

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  1. Finan, Frederico & Sadoulet, Elisabeth & de Janvry, Alain, 2005. "Measuring the poverty reduction potential of land in rural Mexico," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 77(1), pages 27-51, June.
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