Impact of ownership and concentration of land on schooling

H. Jamal, Amir J. Khan

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    Abstract

    The study argues for land reform in Pakistan by demonstrating an inverse relationship between students’ enrollment and land concentration and landlessness for 50 districts of the Punjab and Sindh provinces. With the help of enrollment data from the Population Census, a composite measure is constructed and linked with the inequality in ownership of land and landlessness. While the effect of the development level of districts on schooling is as expected positive and substantial, both the Gini coefficient for land ownership and coefficient of landlessness are negative and statistically significant.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-14
    JournalThe Lahore Journal of Economics
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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    Keywords

    • land reform
    • Pakistan
    • school participation

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