Land Reforms: A Successful Course of Action?

by Högman, Alve; Sällström, Pär

Abstract (Summary)
The problem with unequal distribution of land ownership, in developing countries, has been debated in numerous papers. It is important to solve this problem and one of the major contributions in finding a solution is the implementation of a land reform. The aim of this paper is to elucidate the outcome of two different approaches to land reform, i.e. coercive and market based, and to find out how successful they are in reducing the concentration of land ownership in a sustainable direction. The conclusion of this paper is that neither of the approaches alone is successful in this task, the strength lies instead in a combination of the coercive and market based approach.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Uppsala universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:land reform coercive market based inequality redistribution of


Date of Publication:08/20/2008

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