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

43 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2011

See all articles by Mauricio Moura

Mauricio Moura

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Caio Piza

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: June 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Brazil, Economic models, Labor markets, Labor supply, Land tenure, Real estate prices

Suggested Citation

Moura, Mauricio and Piza, Caio and Poplawski-Ribeiro, Marcos, The Distributive Effects of Land Title on Labor Supply: Evidence from Brazil (June 2011). IMF Working Papers, Vol. , pp. 1-42, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1864434

Mauricio Moura

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Caio Piza

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
48
Abstract Views
361
PlumX Metrics