Property rights for poverty reduction:
AbstractThis paper reviews the links between property rights and poverty reduction. Poor people not only lack current income, but also assets with which to generate incomes. Billions of poor people have access to land which may not be legally recognized. While legislation may provide more secure land tenure for the poor and thus reduce poverty, this outcome is not guaranteed. Policies that do not recognize the complexity of property rights have backfired, reducing poor peopleâs security of tenure. Finally, understanding legal pluralism can lead to more effective policies and interventions to strengthen poor peopleâs control over assets.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its series 2020 vision briefs with number BB21 Special Edition.
Date of creation: 2007
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Property rights; Poverty reduction; Hunger; Poverty dynamics; Food policy; food security; Pro-poor growth; Capacity building; Vulnerability; Gender; Multiple use; Devolution;
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- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
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