The Distributive Effects of Land Title on Labor Supply: Evidence from Brazil

 
Author/Editor: Moura, Mauricio ; Piza, Caio ; Poplawski-Ribeiro, Marcos
 
Publication Date: June 01, 2011
 
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Summary: This paper studies the effects of property-titling on labor supply. The role of legal ownership security is isolated by comparing the effect that being part of, or excluded from, a land title program in a unique quasi-experiment in two similar communities in the Brazilian city of Osasco. Our main innovation is the estimation of the distributive impact of land title on hours worked via the quantile regression methodology and the weighting estimator of Firpo (2007). The estimates suggest that the impact of land-titling on labor supply is heterogeneous and greater for those households with fewer hours worked before the program.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 11/131
Subject(s): Brazil | Economic models | Labor markets | Labor supply | Land tenure | Real estate prices

Author's Keyword(s): land-titling | labor supply | quantile regression | and propensity score
 
English
Publication Date: June 01, 2011
Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2011131 Pages: 42
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