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000239851 245__ $$aLand Rights and Women's Empowerment in Rural Peru: Insights from Item Response Theory
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000239851 270__ $$mmmontene@ualberta.ca$$pMontenegro,   María
000239851 270__ $$msmohapat@ualberta.ca$$pMohapatra,   Sandeep
000239851 270__ $$mbswallow@ualberta.ca$$pSwallow,   Brent
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000239851 520__ $$aWomen’s land rights are increasingly advocated as an empowerment tool to spur development outcomes. However, empirical evidence of this relationship is limited. In this study we use data from peasant communities in rural Peru to explore the effect of the intra-household allocation of inherited land on women’s empowerment. Empowerment is modeled as a latent variable measured by different influence indicators using a Generalized Structural Equation approach. We draw on Item Response Theory (IRT) to estimate difficulty and discrimination parameters which can inform policymakers about the impact of empowerment policies on women’s types of influences within their households. The empirical approach is consistent with empowerment’s latent and multidimensional nature and pays attention to endogeneity issues often present in other empirical studies. We find that although women’s land rights increase empowerment, the intra-household allocation of land determines the magnitude of this impact.
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000239851 650__ $$aInternational Development
000239851 650__ $$aLand Economics/Use
000239851 6531_ $$aWomen's empowerment
000239851 6531_ $$aitem response theory
000239851 6531_ $$astructural equation modeling
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000239851 700__ $$aSwallow, Brent
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000239851 982__ $$gAgricultural and Applied Economics Association>2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, Boston, Massachusetts
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