Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

The Elusive Quest for Women’s Land Rights

Across much of the developing world one of the most stubbornly persistent signs of gender inequality is the low rate of land ownership among women. The situation is particularly dire in sub-Saharan Africa: estimates vary, but recent work by Cheryl Doss and her co-authors suggest that roughly 20-30 percent of landowners across the continent are women. These deep inequalities in land ownership appear to hold in urban Tanzania as well, where nearly 75 percent of all land is registered under a single male name.

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