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ERIC Number: EJ1013220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Women's Inheritance Rights and Intergenerational Transmission of Resources in India
Deininger, Klaus; Goyal, Aparajita; Nagarajan, Hari
Journal of Human Resources, v48 n1 p114-141 Win 2013
We use inheritance patterns over three generations of individuals to assess the impact of changes in the Hindu Succession Act that grant daughters equal coparcenary birth rights in joint family property that were denied to daughters in the past. We show that the amendment significantly increased daughters' likelihood to inherit land, but that even after the amendment, substantial bias persists. Our results also indicate a robust increase in educational attainment of daughters, suggesting an alternative channel of wealth transfer. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures, and 17 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India