Impact of Ownership and Concentration of Land on Schooling: The Case of Rural Punjab

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The purpose of this research is to demonstrate how ‘landlordism’ (land concentration and landlessness) impede education attainments and consequently, increase poverty and income inequality. The study is based on the latest data of the Agricultural Census (2000) for Punjab1 province, which is the heartland of Pakistan’s agriculture. School Life Expectancy (SLE), which is a useful composite measure, is constructed on data for student enrollments which has been made available by the Population Census (1998). The paper is organized as follows. The next section provides details of the methodology for constructing SLE and other variables. The model is also specified in this section. The third section discuses the main regression results, while a conclusion is provided in the last section.