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Gender, Headship, and the Life Cycle: Landownership in Four Asian Countries

Kathryn Sproule, Caitlin Kieran, Agnes Quisumbing () and Cheryl Doss ()

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Abstract: To inform the formulation of policies and interventions to strengthen women’s land rights, this paper analyzes nationally representative data from Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam to understand the processes by which men and women acquire land; the social, cultural, and legal institutions surrounding gender and landownership; and the role of individual and household characteristics influencing an individual’s ability to own land.

Keywords: gender; headship; landownership; life cycle; Asia; social; cultural; and legal institutions; individual; household; ability; Bangladesh; Tajikistan; Timor-Leste; and Vietnam; land rights; women; data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-12
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