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Working with legal pluralism: widowhood, property inheritance and poverty alleviation in urban Senegal

Evans, R. (2015) Working with legal pluralism: widowhood, property inheritance and poverty alleviation in urban Senegal. Gender and Development, 23 (1). pp. 77-94. ISSN 1364-9221 (special issue: Working on gender equality in urban areas)

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/13552074.2015.1013678

Abstract/Summary

This article explores the role of women's inheritance and ownership of property in urban Senegal. It shows how being able to inherit and own property promotes the economic and emotional security of widows and their children in urban areas, and discusses the challenges posed by legal pluralism in working on poverty alleviation and social protection in the city.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Human Environments
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:39169
Uncontrolled Keywords:property rights; inheritance practices; legal pluralism; widows; social protection; Senegal
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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