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.
This book by Mary Hallward-Driemeier
and Tazeen Hasan
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.
A companion volume, Enterprising Women: Expanding Opportunities in Africa
, further develops a four-part agenda in expanding women's economic empowerment.