A Resource Equity Research Paper
This act establishes provisions for the acquisition of lands by way of donation, for distribution to the landless persons, or for a community purpose. *Please note that the state of Orissa formally changed its name to Odisha in 2011.*
Full citation: Daley, E., "Strategies to Get Gender onto the Agenda of the 'Land Grab' Debate," ILC POLICY BRIEF (March 2011).
A Landesa paper that "explores the legal complexities related to inheritance of agricultural land by women in India."
Full citation: Sapkal, R. (2016). From Mother to Daughter: Does Equal Inheritance Property Laws Reform Improve Female Labor Supply and Educational Attainments in India?. Asian Journal of Law and Economics, 8(1)
Full citation: Roy, S. (2015). Empowering women? Inheritance rights, female education and dowry payments in India. Journal of Development Economics 114: 233-51.
Full citation: Deininger, K., Goyal, A. and Nagarajan, H., "Women's Inheritance Rights and Intergenerational Transmission of Resources in India," 46 THE JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOUCES 2 (2013). – Using inheritance patterns over three generations of individuals, this study assesses the impact of changes in the Hindu Succession Act, which grant daughters equal coparcenary birth rights in joint family property, that were denied to daughters in the past. The study shows that the amendment significantly increased daughters’ likelihood to inherit land, but that even after the amendment, substantial bias persists. There were no detectable changes before the legal amendment, with a […]
Full citation: Roy, S. (2008), Female Empowerment Through Inheritance Rights: Evidence from India, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, September 6, 2008.