Title

Changing Access To Land For Women In Sub-Saharan Africa

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2-2015

Publisher

Routledge

Abstract

Although women work alongside men in farms across the breadth of Africa, they neither own nor control much land. Women work on fields owned by their fathers, their husbands, their brothers, and other males in their lineage. When they do control fields on their own, their ownership rights are limited. Even households headed by women are constrained by male lineage elders, and required to eventually pass on land to their sons rather than their daughters.

Chapter of

Handbook of Gender and Development

Editor

Anne Coles
Leslie Gray
Janet Momsen