Propertyless in Peru, Even with a Government Land Title
This article investigates the ability and process of government land titling as a method to achieve secure property rights institutions. Specifically, we analyze the impact of government land titling in rural Peru. Our findings suggest that land titling does not achieve the positive benefits associated with secure property, such as access to credit. We also find that individuals prefer private enforcement methods of securing property to public means. This suggests that government land titling is not always a channel through which countries can achieve secure property rights institutions. Copyright © 2010 American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Inc..
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Volume (Year): 69 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
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