Asset Building Financial Inclusion Working Paper

Assets Effects on Women: A Study of Urban Households in Nepal

This paper examines the effects of private property ownership on women based on a case study in Kathmandu, Nepal. The results show that a higher proportion of women property owners were better educated, had bank accounts and made household financial decisions, had voted in the most recent elections and were satisfied with their lives compared to women without any property. However, these two groups of women were not statistically different in their employment experience, use of contraceptives, and in their experience of domestic conflict.

Citation

Pandey, S. (2003). Assets effects on women: A study of urban households in Nepal (CSD Working Paper No. 03-04). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.