Empowering Women ? Inheritance Rights , Female Education and Dowry Payments in India

  title={Empowering Women ? Inheritance Rights , Female Education and Dowry Payments in India},
  author={Sanchari Roy},
This paper examines the impact of women’s property inheritance rights on their educational attainment. Using exogenous variation created by femalefriendly state level reforms to the inheritance law in India, I find that educational attainment of women who were of primary school-going age at the time of reform increased by an average of 0.5 years in reforming relative to non-reforming states. The impact is present only for women in eligible (i.e. landowning and Hindu) households, with no… CONTINUE READING
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