Do joint land titles induce Peruvian women to take part in decision-making?

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  • NIBR-notat

Document type

Publication date

  • 2012

Series/Report no

  • NIBR-notat 2012:104


  • Oslo: Norsk institutt for by- og regionforskning


  • 978-82-7071-931-0


  • 0801-1702


  • Last ned gratis Peru enforced joint titles between spouses and cohabitants in their land formalization process in 57 percent of the 1.5 million titles issued to date. We find a significant empowerment effect in a survey of 1,280 households, interviewing both spouses jointly and separately to disclose influence on household decision-making, in line intrahousehold bargaining theory on threat point of divorce (Manser & Brown 1980). Tilknyttet prosjekt How formalization closed the gender gap in Peru and the impact on women's empowerment