A field of one's own : gender and land rights in South Asia /

In this comprehensive analysis of gender and property throughout South Asia, Bina Agarwal argues that the most important economic factor affecting women is the gender gap in command over property. In rural South Asia, few women own land and even fewer control it. Drawing on a wide range of sources,...

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Main Author: Agarwal, Bina
Format: Printed Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge: University of Cambridge, c2008.
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Summary:In this comprehensive analysis of gender and property throughout South Asia, Bina Agarwal argues that the most important economic factor affecting women is the gender gap in command over property. In rural South Asia, few women own land and even fewer control it. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including field research, the author addresses the reason for this imbalance, and asks how the barriers to ownership can be overcome. The book offers original insights into the current theoretical and policy debates on land reform and women's status.
Physical Description:xxi, 572p. ; 23cm.
ISBN:9788185618647