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Gendered Access to Customary Land in East Timor

Myat Thu, Pyone; Scott, Stephanie; Van Niel, Kimberley


Land tenure rights reflect the deeper structures of society, particularly gender distinctions in relation to land. Considering the structural differences between patrilineal and matrilineal customary tenure systems in East Timor are understudied, this paper explores men and women's experiences in accessing land under such arrangements. The comparative analysis of two patrilineal with one matrilineal land tenure systems in Ainaro and Manufahi districts suggests a significant degree of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Geojournal
DOI: 10.1007/s10708-007-9094-8


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