- Author: Marissa Palin
This week, we found a great research paper from Cheryl Doss, a Yale economist and #Food2025 panelist, exploring gender and economics in developing countries. The paper finds a significant gap in wealth between men and women in developing countries.
The paper also examines land ownership among men and women: "The lack of women’s land ownership feeds into the system whereby women are not seen as real farmers. This, in turn, limits their access to credit, extension services, and access to other inputs. This can be an endless cycle whereby women are not given land because they are seen as less productive and they are less productive because they have less access to land and other inputs."
Last week's video stated that food insecurity was a women's issue, as women are responsible for feeding their families in many developing countries. Women grow the food, tend the animals, and cook and prepare meals.
So what happens to this system when women are not permitted to own land?
Read the rest of the paper, Gender and the Distribution of Wealth in Developing Countries, by clicking on the attached file name below./span>