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Title:Land Reform, Growth and Equity: Emerging Evidence From Zimbabwe's Resettlement Programme - A Sequel
Authors:Hoogeveen, J.G.M.
Kinsey, Bill H.ISNI
Year:2001
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies
Volume:27
Issue:1
Period:March
Pages:127-136
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:resettlement
land reform
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Politics and Government
Ethnic and Race Relations
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/823293
Abstract:In an earlier article (published in: Journal of Southern African Studies, vol. 25, no. 2 (1999), p. 173-196), B.H. Kinsey presented evidence using a unique 17-year panel data set in support of the idea that the experience of land reform in Zimbabwe has been generally positive. The present study revisits some of the key parameters employed in that article using data collected in 1999 covering the 1997/98 agricultural season. It expands the analysis with expenditure information and deals with the sampling bias in favour of land reform that affected the previous analysis. The evidence shows that eliminating the bias reduces the previously noted superior performance of resettlement but leaves unchanged the conclusion that land reform beneficiaries are successful in agriculture. A consideration of the available expenditure outcomes in per capita terms shows that land reform beneficiaries may not be necessarily better off and that they remain vulnerable to drought. Notes, ref., sum.
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