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AEC 2012 - Family Ties Inheritance Rights and Successful Poverty Alleviation Evidence from Ghana


We are deeply grateful to Kofi Awusabo-Asare for coordinating our household survey and his numerous suggestions along the way. We are also grateful to the management of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Fund of Ghana for providing access to individual records; and the team of research assistants: Yvonne Adjakloe, Eugene Darteh and Kobina Esia Donkoh for their superb field work; William Angko and Alex Larbie-Mensah for the painful task of collecting the SSNIT data; and Greatjoy Ndlovu and Panos Rigopoulos for excellent assistance with the data analysis. We thank participants at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)/Africa Project meetings in Cambridge and Zanzibar for their comments; and gratefully acknowledge financial support from the NBER and the SSHRC. The views expressed here however are solely ours and do not reflect those of the NBER or the SSNIT.

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