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GENDER AND COMMAND OVER PROPERTY: An Economic Analysis of South Asia
Bina Agarwal

Rs 40 Pb 1996

This monograph focuses on the link between gender inequities and command over property. It outlines why, in rural South Asia, where arable land is the most important form of property, any significant improvement in women’s economic and social situation is crucially tied to their having independent land rights. Yet, despite progressive legislation, few South Asian women own land. The reason for the gap between women’s legal rights and their actual ownership of land, is a complex range of factors.  
is Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi. She is the author of A Field of One’s Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia.
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