Female empowerment through inheritance rights : evidence from India
Roy, Sanchari (2008) Female empowerment through inheritance rights : evidence from India. In: Second Riccardo Faini Doctoral Conference on Development Economics, Milan, Italy, 7-9 Sep 2008 (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
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This paper examines the impact of property inheritance rights on human capital investment of women. To address the endogeneity of inheritance rights, I use plausibly exogenous variation created by amendments to female inheritance laws in India. I find that exposure to improved inheritance rights increased mean female educational attainment by 0.5 to 1.3 years. I also provide some suggestive, though not conclusive, evidence that the mechanism behind such an effect may be explained by the complementarity between female inheritance rights and education in the context of property management rather than by a relaxation in the household budget constraint following reduction in dowry payments at the time of marriage.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics|
|Official Date:||9 September 2008|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Version or Related Resource:||Roy, Sanchari (2008). Female empowerment through inheritance rights : evidence from India. In: Institute for the Social Sciences Conference : Institutions, Behavior and the Escape from Persistent Poverty. Ithaca, New York, 17 Nov 2009.|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Second Riccardo Faini Doctoral Conference on Development Economics|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Milan, Italy|
|Date(s) of Event:||7-9 Sep 2008|
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