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Women’s Property Rights and Gendered Policies: Implications for Women’s Long-Term Welfare in Rural Tanzania

  • 2011
  • Journal Article
Peterman, A.

Publication Title: The Journal of Development Studies

Pages: 1-30

Abstract: This paper evaluates effects of community-level women’s property and inheritance rights on women’s economic outcomes using a 13-year longitudinal panel from rural Tanzania. Results indicate that changes in women’s property and inheritance rights are significantly associated with women’s employment outside the home, self-employment, and earnings. Findings indicate lack of gender equity in sub-Saharan Africa may inhibit economic development for women and society as a whole.

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