Show simple item record Kalabamu, F.T. 2011-03-15T09:04:27Z 2011-03-15T09:04:27Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Kalabamu, F.T. (2009) Towards egalitarian inheritance rights in Botswana: the case of Tlokweng, Development Southern Africa, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 209-223 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0376-835X
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the extent to which recent social, economic, demographic and environmental changes in Botswana have enabled women to inherit land, housing and other household assets. Using qualitative data from a study undertaken in the peri-urban village of Tlokweng, the paper notes that, unlike in the past when women were largely excluded from property inheritance, the majority of parents who participated in the study on which this paper is based are now more inclined and willing to share their estate equally among all their children or to favour daughters over sons in deciding who should inherit residential properties. The changes, which are heavily contested by older women, young men and teenage boys, appear to have been due primarily to increased numbers of female heads of households and the role played by unmarried daughters in developing the family estate and caring for the aging parents. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.subject Property inheritance en_US
dc.subject Customary laws en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.subject Generation en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.title Towards egalitarian inheritance rights in Botswana: the case of Tlokweng en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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