Land tenure and economic development. (A study of the economic consequences of land registration in Kenya's smallholder areas

Wilson, R.J.A.

Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland 22(3): 124-151


Some findings are presented of a recent project for the Queen's University of Belfast which aimed to examine the interrelationship between land tenure reform and economic change with reference to a developing country. The effects of one type of land reform, land registration, were studied in detail. This is of particular interest in Northern Ireland where a compulsory system of registration of all land involved in dealings is to be introduced, following the Lowry report.