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Empowering women : legal rights and economic opportunities in Africa

Author: Mary Hallward-Driemeier; Tazeen Hasan
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, ©2013.
Series: Africa development forum.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The importance of property rights in providing the incentive to invest, work hard, and innovate has been recognized for centuries. Yet, many women in Africa do not have the same property rights or formal legal capacity enjoyed by men. Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa documents the extent to which the legal capacity and property rights vary for women and men, and analyzes the impact  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012010863
(OCoLC)780415774
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Hallward-Driemeier; Tazeen Hasan
ISBN: 0821395343 9780821395349 9781283705066 1283705060
OCLC Number: 813930389
Notes: "A copublication of the Agence Française de Développement and the World Bank."
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 206 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Overview --
Law, gender, and the business environment --
Women's legal rights across the region --
Legal pluralism : multiple systems, multiple challenges --
Women's rights in practice : constraints to accessing justice --
The way forward.
Series Title: Africa development forum.
Responsibility: by Mary Hallward-Driemeier and Tazeen Hasan.

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The importance of property rights in providing the incentive to invest, work hard, and innovate has been recognized for centuries. Yet, many women in Africa do not have the same property rights or formal legal capacity enjoyed by men. Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa documents the extent to which the legal capacity and property rights vary for women and men, and analyzes the impact this has on women?s economic opportunities. The book introduces the?Women?s Legal Economic Empowerment Database? Africa (Women LEED Africa).? This database covers all 47 countrie.

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