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Analysing the welfare-improving potential of land in the former homelands of South Africa

Lovo, S. (2014) Analysing the welfare-improving potential of land in the former homelands of South Africa. Agricultural Economics, 45 (6). pp. 679-692. ISSN 0169-5150

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/agec.12115

Abstract/Summary

This article contributes to the debate on the role of land in reducing poverty in rural South Africa. It uses the year of arrival in the former homelands as an instrument for land access and size. This identification strategy is based on the fact that African households were forcibly relocated to the homelands during the apartheid. Due to increasing population pressure, later arrivals were less likely to be assigned land. The results show that land has a large positive effect on household welfare. Because the homelands are relatively disadvantaged areas, these results provide a lower bound for the positive effects of land on household welfare.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:67260
Publisher:Wiley

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