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The Distributive Impact of Land Markets in Uganda

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  • Jean-Marie Baland
  • Frederic Gaspart
  • Jean-Philippe Platteau
  • Frank Place

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This article presents first-hand evidence about land distribution and the impact of land markets in central Uganda. This area is characterized by unequal distribution of land inheritance, rural-rural migration, and active land markets. We show that land markets, and particularly land purchases, tend to reduce the initial inequality in the initial (inherited) distribution of land. Land purchases by landless farmers in their native village represent an important part of this adjustment.

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  • Jean-Marie Baland & Frederic Gaspart & Jean-Philippe Platteau & Frank Place, 2007. "The Distributive Impact of Land Markets in Uganda," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 55, pages 283-311.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:ecdecc:v:55:y:2007:p:283-311
    DOI: 10.1086/508717
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