Women's Individual and Joint Property Ownership: Effects on Household Decisionmaking

  title={Women's Individual and Joint Property Ownership: Effects on Household Decisionmaking},
  author={C. Doss and S. M. Kim and J. Njuki and E. Hillenbrand and M. Miruka},
  journal={Development Economics: Women},
  • C. Doss, S. M. Kim, +2 authors M. Miruka
  • Published 2014
  • Geography
  • Development Economics: Women
  • Increasingly, women’s property rights are seen as important for both equity and efficiency reasons. While there has been debate in the literature about women are better off with individual rights in contrast to rights jointly with their husband, little empirical work has analyzed this question. In this paper, the relationship of women’s individual and joint property ownership and the level of women’s input into household decisionmaking is explored with data from India, Mali, Malawi, and… CONTINUE READING
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