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Gender-biased inheritance rules are evolutionary stable: a case study

Event details of ACLE seminar: Marco Casari (University of Bologna)
Date 19 January 2009
Time 11:45 -13:15
Location
Oudemanhuispoort

Gender-biased inheritance rules are evolutionary stable: a case study

Abstract

We present a historical and game theoretic analysis of inheritance systems on common property employed in the Italian Alps between the thirteenth and the nineteenth century. We documented a transition from egalitarian inheritance rules toward a patrilineal system, which took place in a decentralized fashion. The study involved field work on the village charters of about 250 communities and early land registers data.

Oudemanhuispoort

Oudemanhuispoort 4-6
1012 CN Amsterdam