In rural societies, passing down land and providing an education
are the main ways parents assure the future welfare of their
children. If, however, parents educate their sons and not their
daughters and only sons inherit land, women will be worse off
compared to men. Is the distribution of income and welfare between
men and women changing? While many studies have documented that
education of women is increasing in developing countries, evidence
on changes in women's land rights is scarce. Knowing how men and
women acquire land and human capital is the basis for determining
the extent of this gender problem and how to solve it.
The authors of this book identify the factors affecting land
inheritance and schooling across generations in the Philippines,
Indonesia, and Ghana -- countries with very different social and
cultural traditions. Based on household surveys at each site, the
authors examine how these factors affect the distribution of income
and spending in the household as a whole and among its individual
members. They look at how these differences in land holdings and
education affect what sons and daughters will earn over their
lifetimes. To help right gender imbalances, the authors consider
policies to encourage adoption of labor-intensive agricultural
technologies, to extend and strengthen school systems in rural
areas, to promote competition in off-farm labor markets, and to
eliminate discrimination against women. The authors conclude that
there is no conflict between policies to enhance the efficiency of
investments in land and human capital and policies to promote
The broad-based analysis will interest scholars in economics,
anthropology, genderstudies, sociology, and area studies.
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