publication . Other literature type . Preprint . 1997

Women's Land Rights and Sustainable Development

Mehra, Rekha; Mehra, Rekha;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1997
  • Publisher: Unknown
Abstract
Unequal and insecure access to land undermind women's farm productivity, limit employment options, depress their earnings, and degrade the environment. Factors limiting women's access to land include legal discrimination, land scarcity, inappropriate government policies, and lack of political power and social status. Policies to promote sustainalbe development rather than focusing on family planning, as is commonly done, should directly support women's economic activities. Especially needed ot enhance women's investment incentives and to encourage them to take a longer-term view on the encironment are polcieis to strengthen their land rights. To enhance women's ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental Economics and Policy, Labor and Human Capital, Land Economics/Use,, Environmental Economics and Policy, Labor and Human Capital, Land Economics/Use

Ouattara, K. et al. (1994), 'Financial Innovation and Women in Rural Africa: The Village Savings and Credit Associations in The Gambia', Paper presented at the AAEA meeting, San Diego, California, August.

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