CLTS Working Papers, Centre for Land Tenure Studies, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Joint Land Certification and Intra-household Decision-making:Towards Empowerment of Wives?
() 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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