Does tenure insecurity explain the variations in land-related investment decisions in rural Ethiopia?

dc.creatorShifa, Muna
dc.creatorLeibbrandt, Murray
dc.creatorWittenberg, Martin
dc.date2015-07-02T15:53:32Z
dc.date2015-07-02T15:53:32Z
dc.date2015-07
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-06T10:55:49Z
dc.date.available2017-06-06T10:55:49Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-06
dc.descriptionWe examine the relationship between land tenure security and land-related investments in rural Ethiopia. We control for both household heterogeneity and possible endogeneity of tenure security in estimating the impact of tenure security on investment. Empirical results show that variations in levels of tenure security do not explain the observed differences in investment behaviour among farm households in rural Ethiopia. In contrast, land size, access to labour and extension services, and location are seen to be important determinants of land-related investments. The results suggest that without addressing other barriers to investment, land reforms (titling) may not be sufficient to improve land-related investments.
dc.descriptionMuna Shifa: Post-doctoral fellow, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town Murray Leibbrandt: Professor, Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit, School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Martin Wittenberg: Director, DataFirst and Professor, School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Muna Shifa would like to thank Carnegie Foundation for funding her PhD study at University of Cape Town, and the National Research Foundation (NRF) for funding her post-doctoral research. Murray Leibbrandt acknowledges the Research Chairs Initiative of the South African National Research Foundation and the South African Department of Science and Technology for funding his work as the Research Chair in Poverty and Inequality.
dc.identifierShifa, M., Leibbrandt, M., Wittenberg, M. (2015). Does tenure insecurity explain the variations in landrelated investment decisions in rural Ethiopia? A Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit Working Paper Number 150. Cape Town: SALDRU, University of Cape Town
dc.identifier978-1-928281-11-5
dc.identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/783
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper DA - 2017-06-06 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Property rights KW - land tenure KW - land titling KW - agricultural extension services KW - Africa LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2017 T1 - Does tenure insecurity explain the variations in land-related investment decisions in rural Ethiopia? TI - Does tenure insecurity explain the variations in land-related investment decisions in rural Ethiopia? UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11090/783 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11090/783
dc.languageen
dc.publisher.departmentSALDRUen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Commerceen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.relationSaldru Working Paper;150
dc.subjectProperty rights
dc.subjectland tenure
dc.subjectland titling
dc.subjectagricultural extension services
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.titleDoes tenure insecurity explain the variations in land-related investment decisions in rural Ethiopia?
dc.typeWorking Paper
uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
uct.type.resourceWorking Paperen_ZA
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