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The British Academy Brian Barry Prize Essay: Can Religious Norms Undermine Effective Property Rights?: Evidence from Inheritance Rights of Widows in Colonial India

Religious norms can undermine the effects of property rights institutions. Districts in colonial India that provided widows with rights to inherit the joint-family property of their deceased husband had significantly higher widow immolations than districts that did not. Religious elites... Full description

1st Person: Parashar Kulkarni
Source: in British journal of political science Vol. 47, No. 3 (2017), p. 479
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2017
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