Commercial Pressures on Land and Their Impact on Child Rights: A review of the literature

Innocenti Working Papers 2012-13


Commercial Pressures on Land and Their Impact on Child Rights: A review of the literature
  • Author(s)
    • Ketsela Moulat, Bethelhem;
  • Co-author(s)
    • Brand-Weiner, Ian;
    • Elezaj, Ereblina;
    • Luzi, Lucia;
  • Date of Publication
    • 2012
  • Pages
    • 88
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 661U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English





Description

This paper aims to provide a comprehensive review of the existing literature on the political economy of CPLs with the specific intention of mapping the relevant channels of impact on the rights and well-being of children living in rural areas where CPLs are fast-proliferating. Although there are some documented benefits, according to the large majority of the literature reviewed, the twin outcomes of displacement and dispossession are found to be critical negative socio-economic changes resulting from CPLs. In conjunction with a pervasive lack of transparency in the land transfer negotiation and implementation processes, the twin outcomes are in turn associated with a number of transmission channels that can impact the rights and well-being of children in affected rural communities.

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Thematic area

Child Work and Labour   /  Children's Participation   /  Conflict and Displacement   /  Governance   /  Migration   / 

Thesaurus

business economics   /  displaced children   /  equal access   /  land acquisition   /  land speculation   /  marginality   /