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Small price incentives increase women's access to land titles in Tanzania

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We present results from a field experiment using price incentives to address two obstacles to women's access to formal land ownership. First, the price of formal land titles is often prohibitive, restricting access for both men and women. Second, when formal titles are issued, men are recorded as the sole owners of household land in the vast majority of cases. In theory, these problems may be in tension: requirements to grant women equal ownership may reduce the overall household demand for t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.06.001

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Oxford, SSD, Blavatnik School of Government
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World Bank Knowledge for Change More from this funder
UN Habitat Global Land Tool Network More from this funder
World Bank Gender Action Plan More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Development Economics Journal website
Volume:
123
Pages:
107-122
Publication date:
2016-06-14
Acceptance date:
2016-06-04
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ISSN:
0304-3878
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pubs:652431
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uri:b95992d5-d342-43a8-8b0e-2c00efc12474
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uuid:b95992d5-d342-43a8-8b0e-2c00efc12474
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pubs:652431

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