Traditional marriage practices as determinants of women’s land rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of research based on research by Jean-Philippe Platteau, Anita Abraham, Frederic Gaspart, and Luc Stevens

This article looks at land tenure systems as well as changes in traditional marriage institutions and social security in Senegal and Burkina Faso and argues that it is crucial that women’s social security and bargaining power within the traditional institutions be preserved while introducing new institutional arrangements for land tenure.

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Gender and land compendium of country studies, Rome, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations