The Registering Property measure uses 4 items from the 2019 World Bank Doing Business Survey-a project to measure the regulations and enforcement of these regulations on small and medium sized companies in the private sector of 190 countries. The Registering Property module asks about laws regarding the ownership and taxation of property, and any difference in ownership rights by sex of the individual. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.
Short Measure Multi-Country
Equal access to property rights index
When assessing if the law recognizes equal ownership rights over the property, please consider the capacity to own, use and administer it. Assume the individuals are married and under the default marital property regime or the most commonly used system.
1. Do unmarried men and unmarried women have equal ownership rights to property?
2. Do married men and married women have equal ownership rights to property?
3. Does the law require the land registry to collect sex-disaggregated data on land ownership, either individually or jointly?
Response Options: Yes No
4. Please specify the legal basis
Response Options: _____[Open response]
World Bank Group. (2019). Doing Business 2019 - Registering Property Questionnaire. https://www.doingbusiness.org/content/dam/doingBusiness/media/Methodology/Survey-Instruments/DB19/DB19-RP-questionnaire-en.pdf
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