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Legal literacy and immovable property: Laws, norms and practices in Colombia

Greta Friedemann-Sánchez publishes piece in Development and Change.

This report of a qualitative case study exploring the gendered knowledge of immovable property laws and the practice of patterns of property ownership in central Colombia provides insights into the gap between law and practice caused by lack of information, social norms, gendered access to legal titles, a complex legal system and high transaction costs. It argues for greater attention to titling, legal procedures, legal education and legal advice to secure effective immovable property ownership for women.

Development and Change
September 28, 2012

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