Land and Schooling : Transferring Wealth across Generations (International Food Policy Research Institute (Series).)
Agnes R. QuisumbingISBN: 080187842X; 9780801878428;
Book Description 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...