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Land Use Rights and Productivity: Insights from a 2006 Rural Household Survey


  • Newman, Carol
  • Tarp, Finn
  • Van den Broeck, Katleen
  • Quang, Chu Tien


The aim of this article is the provide an overview of the distribution of land use (property) rights in 12 provinces in Vietnam and the productivity effect on plot level and whole farm rice growing . We show that land titles are indeed important. Only exclusively held titles have the expected positive effects and the positive effects on yields is fund in male households.

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  • Newman, Carol & Tarp, Finn & Van den Broeck, Katleen & Quang, Chu Tien, 2008. "Land Use Rights and Productivity: Insights from a 2006 Rural Household Survey," MPRA Paper 29825, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:29825

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    Vietnam; Rice; Land use; productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets


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