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Rural Demography, Public Services and Land Rights in Africa: A Village-Level Analysis in Burkina Faso

Margaret S. McMillan, William A. Masters, Harounan Kazianga

NBER Working Paper No. 17718
Issued in December 2011

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We are grateful to the NBER African Successes Project for financial support, and thank Moussa Kabore and colleagues in the Direction de la Prospective et des Statistiques Agricoles et Alimentaires (DPSAA) of Burkina Faso for survey implementation, Jose Castillo for research assistance, and Jun Folledo of IFPRI for GIS calculations. The paper was much improved by valuable suggestions from Will Dow and other participants at the Zanzibar Conference of the NBER African Successes Project, August 3-5, 2011, as well as comments from Rohini Pande and Remi Jedwab. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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