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The Role of Land Certification in Reducing Gender Gaps in Productivity in Rural Ethiopia

Mintewab Bezabih (), Stein Holden () and Andrea Mannberg ()
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Mintewab Bezabih: Department of Economics, University of Sussex, Postal: Mantell Building, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RF, UK
Andrea Mannberg: Department of economics, Umeå university, Postal: SE-90187 Umeå

No 1/12, CLTS Working Papers from Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Centre for Land Tenure Studies

Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of a low cost and restricted rights land certification program on the productivity of female-headed households. The analysis is based on plot level panel data from the East Gojjam and South Wollo Zones in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. The results suggest a positive and significant effect of certification on plot-level productivity, particularly on plots rented out to other operators. In addition, the results show that certification has different impacts on male and female productivity with female-headed households gaining significantly more and with zonal differences in the effectiveness of certification impacts.

Keywords: Ethiopia; Female Headed Households; Productivity; Land Market; Certification (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D02 Q12 Q15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-afr, nep-agr, nep-dem, nep-dev and nep-eff
Date: 2012-09-01, Revised 2019-10-10
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