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Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences CLTS Working Papers, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

No 14/13:
Joint Land Certification and Intra-household Decision-making:Towards Empowerment of Wives?

Stein Holden () and Sosina Bezu

Abstract: We have used gender-disaggregated household panel data from 2007 and 2012 in combination with dictator games and hawk-dove games to assess the effects of joint land certification of husbands and wives on wivesí involvement in land-related decisions within households. Wivesí stated preferences for stronger land rights to women and husbandsí stated preferences for the traditional weak position of women were significantly affecting the wivesí degree of within household involvement in land-related decisions in opposite directions. Within-household generosity as expressed in dictator game experiments between husbands and wives, was correlated with stronger involvement of wives in land-related decisions.

Keywords: Joint land certification; gender; empowerment of wives; experiments; Ethiopia; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: D03; J16; Q15; (follow links to similar papers)

32 pages, November 18, 2013

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