The Gradual Erosion of the Social Security Function of Customary Land Tenure Arrangements: The Case of Tribal Societies in SubSaharan Africa

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Customary rules governing access to land and other natural resources in village societies have characteristics that allow them to fulfil social security functions and achieve equity objectives. This is true of both common-property resources and land parcels held under individualized tenure. However, when land pressure increases under the combined influences of population growth and market integration, a shift occurs from extensive to intensive resource use patterns. As a result, the efficiency costs of erstwhile equity- and insurance-oriented arrangements rise, thus forcing them to evolve significantly. In particular, land tenure arrangements undergo a major transformation towards more individualized forms with the consequence that property rights in land are increasingly defined without regard for equity and insurance concerns.
langue originaleAnglais
titreInsurance Against Poverty
rédacteurs en chefS Dercon
Lieu de publicationOxford
EditeurClarendon Press
Pages247-278
Nombre de pages32
étatPublié - 2004

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tribal society
social security
erosion
equity
insurance
common property
right of ownership
resources
population growth
natural resources
village
efficiency
market
costs
society

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Insurance Against Poverty. Ed. / S Dercon. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2004. p. 247-278.

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