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- New Zealand
- Government of New Zealand
Wills, Probate and Administration Act
This version includes amendments through 2009.
The Indian Succession Act of 1865 (as amended through 1920) applies to Tanzania under the Judicature and Application of Laws Act 1920. The version we have linked to here is the original Act of 1865 without subsequent amendments.
This is the Civil and Commercial Code of Thailand - this record contains all six books.
This document includes the Marriage Act; Births and Deaths Registration Act; Legitimacy Act; Juveniles Act; Adoption Act; Maintenance Orders Act; Maintenance Orders (Enforcement) Act; Deceased Brother's Widow's Marriage Act; Administrator-General Act; Intestate Succession Act; Wills and Administration of Testate Estates Act; Probates (Resealing) Act; Administration of Estates (Trust Corporations) Act; Trusts Restriction Act; Affiliation and Maintenance of Children Act; and the Persons with Disabilities Act
This is an English translation from the Chinese National People's Congress website.
This version includes the language inserted by the Intestate Succession (Amendment) Law, 1991 (P.N.D.C.L. 264)
This is the 1956 Hindu Succession Act and the 2005 amendment.
This act amends the national Hindu Succession Act, 1956 in its application to the State of Andhra Pradesh.
This act amends the national Hindu Succession Act, 1956 in its application to the State of Karnataka.
This law makes certain laws of the United Kingdom, customary laws, and Indian Acts (including the Indian Succession Act of 1865) applicable to Tanzania.
This report uses household-level data from 33, mostly developing, countries to analyse perceptions of tenure insecurity among women.
Full citation: Pradhan, R., Meinzen-Dick, R., & S. Theis, "Property rights, intersectionality, and women's empowerment in Nepal," JOURNAL OF RURAL STUDIES (July 2019).
Full citation: Roy, S. (2008), Female Empowerment Through Inheritance Rights: Evidence from India, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, September 6, 2008.
Full citation: Deininger, K., Goyal, A. and Nagarajan, H., "Women's Inheritance Rights and Intergenerational Transmission of Resources in India," 46 THE JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOUCES 2 (2013). - Using inheritance patterns over three generations of individuals, this study assesses the impact of changes in the Hindu Succession Act, which grant daughters equal coparcenary birth rights in joint family property, that were denied to daughters in the past. The study shows that the amendment significantly increased daughters’ likelihood to inherit land, but that even after the amendment, substantial bias persists. There were no detectable changes before the legal amendment, with a sharp increase in land bequests to daughters occurring only after HSAA became effective. The effect persists over time, showing a modest but significant upward trend, in line with a gradual pattern of dissemination and learning. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]
Full citation: Roy, S. (2015). Empowering women? Inheritance rights, female education and dowry payments in India. Journal of Development Economics 114: 233-51.
Full citation: Sapkal, R. (2016). From Mother to Daughter: Does Equal Inheritance Property Laws Reform Improve Female Labor Supply and Educational Attainments in India?. Asian Journal of Law and Economics, 8(1)
Full citation: Harari, M., (2016). Women’s inheritance rights and bargaining power: evidence from Kenya. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.