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Improving Productivity and Alleviating Poverty by Acknowledging the Role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Increasing Cocoa Quality by Acknowledging the role of Women - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
The Role of Education in Empowering Young Women in West-African Cocoa Communities - Poster presented at WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014, 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Child Protection in Cocoa Growing Communities - Poster presented at the WCC 2014, , World Cocoa Conference 2014 , 06/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
COMPLIANCE OF AGROCHEMICAL MARKETERS WITH BANNED COCOA PESTICIDES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA , Mokwunye, Idongesit U., and al Folaranmi D. Babalol , Journal of Agricultural sciences, 05/2014, Volume 59, Issue 2, Nigeria, (2014) , (Practical Publication)

Are wealth transfers biased against girls?: Gender differences in land inheritance and schooling investment in Ghana's Western Region

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TitleAre wealth transfers biased against girls?: Gender differences in land inheritance and schooling investment in Ghana's Western Region
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2004
Corporate AuthorsIFPRI
InstitutionIFPRI
CityWashington, D.C., USA
Report NumberFCND Discussion Paper 186
Keywordsaccess to land, farmers & production, gender, gender & livelihoods, inheritance, land rights, legislation, poverty alleviation
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This study attempts to analyze changing patterns of land transfers and schooling investments by gender over three generations in customary land areas of Ghanas Western Region. Although traditional matrilineal inheritance rules deny landownership rights to women, women have increasingly acquired land through gifts and other means, thereby reducing the gender gap in landownership. The gender gap in schooling has also declined significantly, though it persists. We attribute such changes to the increase in womens bargaining power due to an agricultural technology that increased the demand for womens labor, contributing to the reduction of social discrimination as well as weak parental discrimination.

URLhttp://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/pubs/divs/fcnd/dp/papers/fcndp186.pdf

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