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Delinking land rights from land use: Impact of certification on migration and land use in rural Mexico

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dc.description.abstract We show that removing the link between active use and land ownership through land certification results in increased outmigration. We use the rollout of the Mexican land certification program from 1993 to 2006 to show that households obtaining land certificates were subsequently 28% more likely to have a migrant member. This response was differentiated by initial land endowments, land quality, outside wages, and initial land security, as predicted by our model. Land under cultivation effects were heterogeneous: in high land quality regions land under cultivation increased while in low quality ones it was reduced. en
dc.title Delinking land rights from land use: Impact of certification on migration and land use in rural Mexico en
dc.contributor.author de Janvry, Alain
dc.contributor.author Emerick, Kyle
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez-Navarro, Marco
dc.contributor.author Sadoulet, Elisabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-04T17:22:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-04T17:22:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/48661
lacea.language.supported en
dc.description Working paper
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Employment
dc.subject Land use
dc.subject Mexico
dc.subject Migration
dc.type Article


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