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Entitled to progress

Erman, Alvina LU (2012) NEKH01 20122
Department of Economics
Abstract (Swedish)
This paper intends to test the effects of improved property rights on the living situation for families in peripheral areas in Lima, Peru. The purpose of the study is to identify the mechanisms by which titling programs affect the quality of life for urban poor. The study focuses on access to credit, housing quality and allocation of labor. A survey was carried out in poor neighborhoods in Lima to be able to econometrically test the relation between the possession of a property title and a number of dependent variables related to the focus areas. Although the result in some cases varies depending on income levels and gender, it indicates that improved quality of housing and more efficient allocation of labor as mechanisms by which property... (More)
This paper intends to test the effects of improved property rights on the living situation for families in peripheral areas in Lima, Peru. The purpose of the study is to identify the mechanisms by which titling programs affect the quality of life for urban poor. The study focuses on access to credit, housing quality and allocation of labor. A survey was carried out in poor neighborhoods in Lima to be able to econometrically test the relation between the possession of a property title and a number of dependent variables related to the focus areas. Although the result in some cases varies depending on income levels and gender, it indicates that improved quality of housing and more efficient allocation of labor as mechanisms by which property rights can potentially improve the lives of the urban poor. However, little support can be found of improvement of the access to credit as an effect of the titling program. (Less)
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author
Erman, Alvina LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A study of the impact of property titling for urban poor by focusing on three potential poverty-reducing mechanisms; access to credit, quality of housing and allocation of labor in Lima, Peru
course
NEKH01 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
property rights, property titles, Urban development, access to credit, urban economy, urban housing, investments in housing, allocation of labor, Lima, Peru, development studies, legal rights, institutional economics
language
English
id
3168102
date added to LUP
2012-11-14 16:19:41
date last changed
2012-11-14 16:19:41
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  abstract     = {This paper intends to test the effects of improved property rights on the living situation for families in peripheral areas in Lima, Peru. The purpose of the study is to identify the mechanisms by which titling programs affect the quality of life for urban poor. The study focuses on access to credit, housing quality and allocation of labor. A survey was carried out in poor neighborhoods in Lima to be able to econometrically test the relation between the possession of a property title and a number of dependent variables related to the focus areas. Although the result in some cases varies depending on income levels and gender, it indicates that improved quality of housing and more efficient allocation of labor as mechanisms by which property rights can potentially improve the lives of the urban poor. However, little support can be found of improvement of the access to credit as an effect of the titling program.},
  author       = {Erman, Alvina},
  keyword      = {property rights,property titles,Urban development,access to credit,urban economy,urban housing,investments in housing,allocation of labor,Lima,Peru,development studies,legal rights,institutional economics},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Entitled to progress},
  year         = {2012},
}