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India Human Development Survey- II Women's Questionnaire: Mobility

This measure uses 4 self-reported items from the second round of the Indian Human Development Survey(IHDS) Women's Questionnaire. IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across India. This measure focuses on gender differences in freedom of movement. 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 at https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/web/pages/DSDR/idhs-II-data-guide.html

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Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Now, I would like to ask you about going to the following places, please tell us whether you have to ASK PERMISSION of your husband or a senior family member to go…

  • to the local health center?
  • to the home of relatives or friends [in the village neighborhood]
  • to the kirana shop?
  • To short distance by train or bus?

Response options:
No - 0
Must Inform - 1
Yes - 2

2. If yes: Whom do you ask for permission?

Response options:

CODE ALL RESPONSES THAT ARE GIVEN AS '1'

________ [Husband]
________ [Senior Male]
________ [Senior Female]
________ [Others]

3. Can you go alone? (Whether you need permission or not)

Response options:

No - 0
Yes - 1

4. Beside your current residence and your native place, in the past five years, have you been to:

  • … a metro city [other than the metro city you live in] (Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore)?
  • … a town city (for rural)?
  • … a village (for urban)?
  • … another state?
  • … abroad?

Response options:
No - 0
Yes - 1

Scoring Procedures

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Original Citation

Desai, S., & Vanneman, R. (2015). India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II). Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. https://doi. org/10.3886/ICPSR36151. v6.

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