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The Distributive Effects of Land Titleon Labor Supply

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  • Mauricio Moura
  • Caio Piza
  • Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro

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This paper studies the effects of property-titling on labor supply. The role of legal ownership security is isolated by comparing the effect that being part of, or excluded from, a land title program in a unique quasi-experiment in two similar communities in the Brazilian city of Osasco. Our main innovation is the estimation of the distributive impact of land title on hours worked via the quantile regression methodology and the weighting estimator of Firpo (2007). The estimates suggest that the impact of land-titling on labor supply is heterogeneous and greater for those households with fewer hours worked before the program.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 11/131.

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Length: 42
Date of creation: 01 Jun 2011
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:11/131

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Keywords: Labor supply; Economic models; Labor markets; Land tenure; Real estate prices; land title; property rights; survey; land titles; statistics; standard errors; randomization; descriptive statistics; samples; real estate; econometrics; bootstrap; sample size; functional form; property titles; surveys; dummy variable; equation; outlier; correlation; regression analysis; probability; general equilibrium model; housing prices; confidence intervals; real estate values; instrumental variable; normal distribution; sampling; linear programming model; real estate market; experimental data; land title registration; empirical model; correlations; linear programming; outliers; land titling;

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  1. Jérémie Gignoux & Karen Macours & Liam Wren-Lewis, 2014. "Impact of land administration programs on agricultural productivity and rural development: existing evidence, challenges and new approaches," PSE Working Papers halshs-00992873, HAL.

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