2011 | Kenya
Livestock inheritance and education: Attitudes and decision-making among Samburu pastoralists
This study investigates current practices and attitudes regarding livestock inheritance and education. There is evidence that investments in education may in some cases replace traditional forms of livestock inheritance, reflecting current perceptions of the relative values of pastoralism and forms of employment for which formal education is required. This trend suggests that a long-standing and critical mechanism for intergenerational transmission of wealth is changing.
Lesorogol, C., Chowa, G., & Ansong, D. (2011). Livestock inheritance and education: Attitudes and decision-making among Samburu pastoralists. Nomadic Peoples, 15(12), 82–103.