Inheritance Law Reform and Women’s Access to Capital Evidence from India’s Hindu Succession Act

Full Citation: Deininger, K., Goyal, A., and H. Nagarajan, Inheritance Law Reform and Women’s Access to Capital : Evidence from India’s Hindu Succession Act, (World Bank 2010).

Inheritance Law Reform and Women’s Access to Capital Evidence from India’s Hindu Succession Act

Abstract: This paper examines whether and to what extent amendments in inheritance legislation impact women’s physical and human capital investments, using disaggregated household level data from India. The authors use inheritance patterns over three generations of individuals to assess the impact of changes in the Hindu Succession Act that grant daughters equal coparcenary birth rights

Languages: English

Year: 2010

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