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Land Titling and Rural Transition in Vietnam

This paper examines the impact of the 1993 Land Law of Vietnam which gave households the power to exchange, transfer, lease, inherit and mortgage their land-use rights. The authors use household surveys before and after the law was passed, together with the considerable variation across provinces in the speed of implementation of the reform to identify the impact of the law. They find that the additional land rights led to statistically significant increases in the share of total area devoted to long-term crops and in labor devoted to non-farm activities. However, these changes are not large in magnitude and appear to be driven mainly by the increased security of tenure provided by the law, rather than by increased access to credit markets or greater land market participation.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Land policy and administration
  • Land tenure and land titling
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
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Version / Edition 2007
License CC-BY-3.0-IGO
Co-author (individual) Quy-Toan Do, Lakshmi Iyer
Publication place Viet Nam
Publisher The World Bank
Publication date 2007
Pagination 51
Date uploaded March 5, 2018, 18:01 (UTC)
Date modified May 29, 2018, 07:52 (UTC)