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The Omnipresence Of Land Inequality In Post-Colonial Latin America

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This chapter focuses on the question why land inequality has become such a salient and persistent feature of Latin American societies. It examines the colonial roots of land inequality in detail. The chapter first briefly assesses the literature on Latin American land inequality and discusses various hypotheses regarding its determinants. Next, it introduces and interprets the land inequality data and provides some tests of the hypotheses in a multivariate crosscountry regression framework. The chapter then studies the evolution of land inequality in three former British colonies: Malaysia, Sierra Leone and Zambia. It argues that each country represents a distinct model of land inequality in a colonial setting. These models offer valuable insights for the evaluation of the omnipresence and persistence of land inequality in colonial and post-colonial Latin America.

Keywords: land inequality; Malaysia; post-colonial Latin America; Sierra Leone; Zambia



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