Impact of ownership and concentration of land on schooling

H. Jamal, Amir J. Khan

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    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
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

    Bibliographical note

    The full text is available free from the link given.


    • land reform
    • Pakistan
    • school participation


    Dive into the research topics of 'Impact of ownership and concentration of land on schooling'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this