Working with legal pluralism: widowhood, property inheritance, and poverty alleviation in urban Senegal
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JournalGender & Development
Document typeJournal article
DescriptionThis article explores the role of women’s inheritance and ownership of property in urban Senegal. It shows how being able to inherit and own property promotes the economic and emotional security of widows and their children in urban areas, and discusses the challenges posed by legal pluralism in working on poverty alleviation and social protection in the city. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.