Descent rules and strategic transfers. Evidence from matrilineal groups in Ghana

Traditional descent systems can roughly be divided into patrilineal and matrilineal. In the latter, a man's heir is not his own child but rather his sister's son. The paper examines the implications of this social norm for the pattern of inter-vivos transfers using household level data fro...

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Volume: 83
Main Author: La Ferrara, Eliana
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Elsevier B.V 2007
Elsevier
Elsevier Science Publishers
published in: Journal of development economics Vol. 83; no. 2; pp. 280 - 301
Data of publication: 2007
ISSN: 0304-3878
1872-6089
EISSN: 1872-6089
Discipline: Economics
Series: Journal of Development Economics
Subjects:
O17
O16
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc
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