Marriage system, access to land, and social protection for women: the case of Senegal

This paper present the findings of a field survey, which revealed that women never thought of invoking Islamic laws to advance their interests lest they should antagonise their male relatives and be compelled to forsake key social protections that they have traditionally enjoyed.
Platteau, J.-P., A. Abraham, F. Gaspart, and L. Stevens
Source publication: 
Unpublished paper. Centre for Research in the Economics of Development (CRED), University of Namur (Belgium)