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INHERITANCE, TENURE SECURITY AND THE FUNCTIONING OF RENTAL MARKETS IN RURAL PAKISTAN

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dc.contributor.advisor Brady J. Deaton
dc.contributor.advisor Getu Hailu
dc.contributor.author Tia, Asalwe Edwige Lydie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-08T18:53:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-08T18:53:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-05
dc.date.created 2017-03-12
dc.date.issued 2017-05-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10416
dc.description.abstract This thesis provides empirical insights into the manner by which rural farmers in Pakistan access farmland using the Pakistan Rural Household Panel Survey round 3.5 conducted during 2014-2015. The results suggest that approximately 86% of owned land is inherited, 13% is purchased and the remaining 1% is acquired through other means (e.g., gifts, illegal settlements). Moreover, variation in ownership documentation does not appear to affect perceptions of tenure security for inherited land. An important component of this study is an exploration of rental arrangements. Forty percent of survey respondents rent-in farmland, half of these are landless. Hence, rental arrangements are an important pathway by which land is redistributed to enable agricultural production. Regression results also confirm that the rental market contributes to redistribute land from the land-rich to the land-poor despite signs of friction in the market. These findings are relevant to ongoing efforts to improve land governance and agricultural production in rural areas of Pakistan. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship McCain Foundation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Inheritance en_US
dc.subject Rental Markets en_US
dc.subject Pakistan en_US
dc.title INHERITANCE, TENURE SECURITY AND THE FUNCTIONING OF RENTAL MARKETS IN RURAL PAKISTAN en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics en_US


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