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Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms (English)

Although transfer of agricultural land ownership through land reform had positive impacts on productivity, investment, and political empowerment in many cases, institutional arrangements in West Bengal -- which made tenancy heritable and imposed a prohibition on subleasing -- imply that early land reform benefits may not be sustained and gains from this policy remain well below potential. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6293 DEC 01, 2012

Deininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing; Yadav, Vandana

Moving off the farm: Land institutions to facilitate structural transformation and agricultural productivity growth in China (English)

Agriculture has made major contributions to China's economic growth and poverty reduction, but the literature has rarely focused on the institutional factors that might underpin such structural transformation and productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5949 JAN 01, 2012

Deininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing; Xia, Fang

Does female reservation affect long-term political outcomes ? Evidence from rural India (English)

Although many studies have explored the impacts of political quotas for females, often with ambiguous results, the underlying mechanisms and long-term effects have received little attention. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5708 JUN 01, 2011

Deininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing; Fang, Xia; Nagarajan, Hari K.

Securing property rights in transition: lessons from implementation of China's rural land contracting law (English)

This paper is motivated by the emphasis on secure property rights as a determinant of economic development in recent literature. The authors use village and household level information from about 800 villages throughout China to explore whether legal reform increased protection of land rights against unauthorized reallocation or expropriation with below-average compensation by the state. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4447 DEC 01, 2007

Deininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing

Land reforms, poverty reduction, and economic growth : evidence from India (English)

Recognition of the importance of institutions that provide security of property rights and relatively equal access to economic resources to a broad cross-section of society has renewed interest in the potential of asset redistribution, including land reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4448 DEC 01, 2007

Jin, Songqing; Nagarajan, Hari K.; Deininger, Klaus

Land rental markets in the process of rural structural transformation : productivity and equity impacts in China (English)

The importance of land rental for overall economic development has long been recognized in theory, yet empirical evidence on the productivity and equity impacts of such markets and the extent to which they realize their potential has been scant. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4454 DEC 01, 2007

Deininger, Klaus; Jin, Songqing

Determinants and consequences of land sales market participation : panel evidence from India (English)

Although opinions on impacts of land market transfers are sharply divided, few studies explore the welfare and productivity effects of land markets on a larger scale. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4323 AUG 01, 2007

Nagarajan, Hari K.; Jin, Songqing; Deininger, Klaus

Efficiency and equity impacts of rural land rental restrictions : evidence from India (English)

Recognition of the potentially deleterious implications of inequality in opportunity originating in a skewed asset distribution has spawned considerable interest in land reforms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4324 AUG 01, 2007

Jin, Songqing; Nagarajan, Hari K.; Deininger, Klaus

Land sales and rental markets in transition - evidence from rural Viet Nam (English)

The extent to which households should be allowed to transfer their land rights in post-socialist transition economies is of considerable policy interest. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3013 APR 30, 2003

Deininger, Klaus; Songqing Jin

Market and non-market transfers of land in Ethiopia - implications for efficiency, equity, and non-farm development (English)

The authors use data from Ethiopia to empirically assess determinants of participation in land rental markets, compare these to those of administrative land reallocation, and make inferences on the likely impact of households' expectations regarding future redistribution. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2992 MAR 31, 2003

Deininger, Klaus; Songqing Jin; Adenew, Berhanu; Gebre-Selassie, Samuel; Demeke, Mulat

Tenure security and land-related investment - evidence from Ethiopia (English)

The authors use a large data set from Ethiopia that differentiates tenure security and transferability to explore determinants of different types of land-related investment and its possible impact on productivity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2991 MAR 31, 2003

Jin, Songqing; Deininger, Klaus; Gebre-Selassie, Samuel; Adenew, Berhanu; Nega, Berhanu

Land rental markets as an alternative to government reallocation? equity and efficiency considerations in the Chinese land tenure system (English)

The authors develop a model of land leasing with agents characterized by unobserved heterogeneity in ability and presence of an off-farm labor market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2930 NOV 30, 2002

Deininger, Klaus; Songqing Jin

The impact of property rights on households' investment, risk coping, and policy preferences : evidence from China (English)

Even though it is widely recognized that giving farmers more secure land rights may increase agricultural investment, scholars contend that, in the case of China, such a policy might undermine the function of land as a social safety net and, as a consequence, not be sustainable or command broad support. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2931 NOV 30, 2002

Deininger, Klaus; Songqing Jin

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Does sharecropping affect productivity and long-term investment ? evidence from West Bengal's tenancy reforms (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 WPS6293 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving off the farm: Land institutions to facilitate structural transformation and agricultural productivity growth in China (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 WPS5949 Policy Research Working Paper
Does female reservation affect long-term political outcomes ? Evidence from rural India (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 WPS5708 Policy Research Working Paper
Securing property rights in transition: lessons from implementation of China's rural land contracting law (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4447 Policy Research Working Paper
Land reforms, poverty reduction, and economic growth : evidence from India (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4448 Policy Research Working Paper
Land rental markets in the process of rural structural transformation : productivity and equity impacts in China (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4454 Policy Research Working Paper
Determinants and consequences of land sales market participation : panel evidence from India (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4323 Policy Research Working Paper
Efficiency and equity impacts of rural land rental restrictions : evidence from India (English)
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AUG 01, 2007 WPS4324 Policy Research Working Paper
Land sales and rental markets in transition - evidence from rural Viet Nam (English)
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APR 30, 2003 WPS3013 Policy Research Working Paper
Market and non-market transfers of land in Ethiopia - implications for efficiency, equity, and non-farm development (English)
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MAR 31, 2003 WPS2992 Policy Research Working Paper
Tenure security and land-related investment - evidence from Ethiopia (English)
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MAR 31, 2003 WPS2991 Policy Research Working Paper
Land rental markets as an alternative to government reallocation? equity and efficiency considerations in the Chinese land tenure system (English)
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NOV 30, 2002 WPS2930 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of property rights on households' investment, risk coping, and policy preferences : evidence from China (English)
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NOV 30, 2002 WPS2931 Policy Research Working Paper