Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities

In the developing world, collective land titling has become an important tool for recognizing the historical presence of ethnic communities and safeguarding their rights to occupy and manage their territories. However, little is known about the average impact of these titling processes on the well-b...

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Autores Principales: Peña, X., Velez, M.A., Cárdenas, J.C., Perdomo, N., Matajira, C.
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Publicado: 2020
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spelling ir-1992-469972020-11-04T20:27:09Z Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities Peña, X. Velez, M.A. Cárdenas, J.C. Perdomo, N. Matajira, C. Afro-descendants Collective property Colombia Ethnic community Land titling In the developing world, collective land titling has become an important tool for recognizing the historical presence of ethnic communities and safeguarding their rights to occupy and manage their territories. However, little is known about the average impact of these titling processes on the well-being of these communities. In this paper we attempt to estimate the impact of collective land titling in territories inhabited by Afro-descendent communities in Colombia. We compare rural districts in titled areas with rural districts in untitled areas that are similar in all the relevant observable characteristics. We find that the collective titling process in the Chocó region has caused an increase in average household per capita income, a decrease in extreme poverty, larger investments in housing, higher attendance rates among children in primary education, and a decrease in housing overcrowding. Our results suggest that collective land titling creates a more secure natural resource base and a longer time horizon for households in collective territories, which leads to investment in their private physical and human capital. 2020-10-01T16:50:59Z 2020-10-01T16:50:59Z 2017 article publishedVersion http://hdl.handle.net/1992/46997 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X17301006 eng openAccess application/pdf instname:Universidad de los Andes reponame:Repositorio Institucional Séneca
institution Universidad de los Andes
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language Inglés (English)
topic Afro-descendants
Collective property
Colombia
Ethnic community
Land titling
spellingShingle Afro-descendants
Collective property
Colombia
Ethnic community
Land titling
Peña, X.
Velez, M.A.
Cárdenas, J.C.
Perdomo, N.
Matajira, C.
Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities
description In the developing world, collective land titling has become an important tool for recognizing the historical presence of ethnic communities and safeguarding their rights to occupy and manage their territories. However, little is known about the average impact of these titling processes on the well-being of these communities. In this paper we attempt to estimate the impact of collective land titling in territories inhabited by Afro-descendent communities in Colombia. We compare rural districts in titled areas with rural districts in untitled areas that are similar in all the relevant observable characteristics. We find that the collective titling process in the Chocó region has caused an increase in average household per capita income, a decrease in extreme poverty, larger investments in housing, higher attendance rates among children in primary education, and a decrease in housing overcrowding. Our results suggest that collective land titling creates a more secure natural resource base and a longer time horizon for households in collective territories, which leads to investment in their private physical and human capital.
format Artículo (Article)
author Peña, X.
Velez, M.A.
Cárdenas, J.C.
Perdomo, N.
Matajira, C.
author_facet Peña, X.
Velez, M.A.
Cárdenas, J.C.
Perdomo, N.
Matajira, C.
author_sort Peña, X.
title Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities
title_short Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities
title_full Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities
title_fullStr Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities
title_full_unstemmed Collective Property Leads to Household Investments: Lessons From Land Titling in Afro-Colombian Communities
title_sort collective property leads to household investments: lessons from land titling in afro-colombian communities
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