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    Rental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Vietnam

    Morando, Bruno (2020) Rental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Vietnam. Food Policy, 94 (101842). ISSN 0306-9192

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    In developing countries, a significant share of land transactions occurs among closely related parties and often does not entail any specific compensation (in-kind or monetary). Despite the prevalence of these non-market or informal transactions, the literature has paid little attention to the determinants and consequences of these exchanges. In this paper we shed light on the role land use certificates play on the agreed compensation of rental agreements when landlords, particularly those with weaker ex-ante tenure security (i.e. women), rent out land to their relatives in Viet Nam. We find that female-headed households who lease their plots to relatives are less likely to receive any type of payment, unless they possess a title for the plot they leased. A regional decomposition of our results shows that this effect is more predominant in the Northern regions.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Published under a Creative Commons license Cite as: Luciano Ayala-Cantu, Bruno Morando, Rental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Vietnam, Food Policy, Volume 94, 2020, 101842, ISSN 0306-9192, (
    Keywords: Land use certificates; Land markets; Gender; Viet Nam;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 15085
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    Depositing User: Bruno Morando
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 16:51
    Journal or Publication Title: Food Policy
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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