Women and Property in Urban India

Women and Property in Urban India

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Half the world's population now lives in cities. Governments and international development agencies have made housing the urban poor a priority, but few focus on women's needs. Based on research conducted in Ahmedabad in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA), this book maps the constraints and opportunities that low-income women throughout the Global South face in securing property, which remains overwhelmingly in male hands. Their experiences and vulnerabilities open a window to assess not only land tenure and property laws but also potential solutions such as microcredit financing and diverse theoretical approaches to gender and development.One of the goals of this research is to provide a broad and critical assessment of the potential for employing credit as an ... The corresponding land and housing requirements of urban women in terms of financial services, tenure, planning and anbsp;...

Title:Women and Property in Urban India
Author:Bipasha Baruah
Publisher:UBC Press - 2010-11-07


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