Gender, Property and Land Rights: Bridging a Critical Gap in Economic Analysis and Policy

Citation:

Agarwal, Bina. 1995. “Gender, Property & Land Rights - Bridging a Critical Gap in Economic Analysis and Policy.” In Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economics, by Edith Kuiper and Jolande Sap, 192–214. London: Routledge.

Author: Bina Agarwal

Abstract:

In “Gender, Property, and Land Rights” Bina Agarwal discusses the connection between gender inequalities and command over landed property. Her analysis highlights an important lacuna in feminist analyses and economic (development) policies which mainly focus on wage labor. Agarwal argues that land ownership and control is central to the development of rural women’s economic autonomy. Recognizing the need to support politically women’s claims to land she urges feminists to discuss strategies and institutional arrangements which promote women’s access to land (Abstract from Out of the Margin: Feminist Perspectives on Economics, 7).

Topics: Gender, Land grabbing, Rights, Land Rights, Property Rights

Year: 1995

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