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Rural Demography, Public Services, and Land Rights in Africa: A Village-Level Analysis in Burkina Faso

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dc.contributor.author McMillan, Margaret
dc.contributor.author Masters, William A.
dc.contributor.author Kazianga, Harounan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-06T14:22:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-06T14:22:51Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/7891
dc.description.abstract "This paper uses historical census data from Burkina Faso to characterize local demographic pressures associated with internal migration into river valleys after onchocerciasis eradication, combined with a new survey of village elders to document change over time and differences across villages in local public goods provision, market institutions, and land use rights. We hypothesize that higher local population densities are associated with more public goods and with a transition from open-access to regulated land use. Controlling for province or village fixed effects, we find that villages' variance in population associated with proximity to rivers is closely correlated with higher levels of infrastructure, markets, and individual land rights, as opposed to familial or communal rights. Responding to population growth with both improved public services and private property rights is consistent with both scale effects in public good provision and changes in the scarcity of land." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IFPRI Discussion Paper 01164 en_US
dc.subject demography en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.title Rural Demography, Public Services, and Land Rights in Africa: A Village-Level Analysis in Burkina Faso en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Burkina Faso en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US

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