publication . Research . 2010

Women and landed property in urban India: Negotiating closed doors and windows of opportunity

Baruah, Bipasha;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Helsinki: The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
This paper examines land tenure in informal urban settlements in India from a gender perspective through field research conducted in Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA). The author describes the formal and informal tenure arrangements that were in place in these settlements and analyses their implications for women. She proceeds to raise key issues that need consideration in developing a gender-equitable vision of urban land rights, tenure and reform. These include more widely established issues such as tenuous inheritance rights of daughters and the challenges of securing joint property titles for married women as well a...
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free text keywords: H53, J61, R23, women, landed property, cities, India, South Asia, ddc:330
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