A gendered resource curse? Mineral ownership, female unemployment and domestic violence in Sub-Saharan Africa

  title={A gendered resource curse? Mineral ownership, female unemployment and domestic violence in Sub-Saharan Africa},
  author={Mario Krauser and Tim Wegenast and Gerald Schneider and Ingeborg Hess Elgersma},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Friedens- und Konfliktforschung},
Several studies suggest that the extractive industry has negative consequences for gender equality despite the often positive growth impact of natural resources. We re-examine this claim at the sub-state level in sub-Saharan Africa and argue that we need to differentiate between ownership arrangements in the extractive industry. To test our argument on the gender dimension of the resource curse, this article employs unique data on the control rights of minerals within sub-Saharan countries as… 
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