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Inheritance and succession
Working Paper
Women’s inheritance rights and time use: Evidence from Hindu Succession Act in India

This paper examines the impact of the Hindu Succession Act on married women’s time use in India. The Hindu Succession Act was amended between 1976 and 2005 by giving equal inheritance rights to women for inheriting property...

Time use Inheritance and succession Women
Working Paper
Migration and Inheritance Practices in the Bolivian Altiplano

Most theoretical approaches to inheritance assume that parents are the key actors of bequest decisions. However, in a context of important migration, children may play an active role in the inheritance process...

Inheritance and succession Land tenure Land use
Book Chapter
Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing Countries

From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global Perspective

Equality and inequality Families Inheritance and succession
Working Paper
Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing Countries

Only recently has it been recognized that women may not share in the wealth of men, even within the same household or family. Moreover, there is growing evidence that the gender distribution of wealth matters...

Equality and inequality Families Inheritance and succession
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