Land Use Trajectories after Migration and Land Turnover

Leah K. VanWey, Indiana University
Alvaro O. D'Antona, Indiana University
Gilvan R. Guedes, Centro de Desenvolvimento e Planejamento Regional (CEDEPLAR)

This paper will build on literatures on household-property land use change in the tropics by examining the transition in land use that takes place after an old owner leaves a property or sells a property. By examining effects both of leaving the property but not selling and of selling the property, we will be able to examine the difference between the intergenerational transition and a sales transition. To do this, we use longitudinal data collected on a sample of properties and their owners in the Altamira settlement area in the state of ParĂ¡ in Brazil.

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Presented in Session 12: Population, Development, and Natural Resources