Resettlement and Gender Dimensions of Land Rights in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda

Citation:

Adelman, Sarah, and Amber Peterman. 2014. “Resettlement and Gender Dimensions of Land Rights in Post-Conflict Northern Uganda.” World Development 64 (December): 583–96. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.06.031.

Authors: Sarah Adelman , Amber Peterman

Abstract:

Evidence shows even low levels of land conflict may undermine land governance and management, constrain agricultural productivity, and serve to perpetuate civil violence. This study estimates the effect of conflict-related displacement experiences on gender- differentiated land outcomes in Northern Uganda. We exploit exogenous variation in displacement to identify impacts on land among returning households. Results indicate that although female-headed households are disadvantaged in land outcomes, and land outcomes are affected by displacement experience, there is no joint effect in determining post-conflict land outcomes. Policy and programmatic attention to gender in land governance in Uganda should continue to be emphasized.

Keywords: land rights, assest ownership, gender, conflict, africa, Uganda

Topics: Armed Conflict, Civil Wars, Displacement & Migration, IDPs, Rights, Land Rights, Violence Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Uganda

Year: 2014

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