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India Human Development Survey- II Women's Questionnaire: Women's Economic Participation

This measure uses 5 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 captures the participation of women in income-generating activities and intra-household decision making around that. 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:

I would like to ask you some questions about working for pay in a salaried job or as a casual worker.

1. Have you ever worked for paywages?
2. If Yes, are you currently working for paywages?

Response Options:
No - 0
Yes - 1

3. Who has the most say in decisions about your work? [One Option Allowed]

Response Options:
Self - 1
Husband - 2
Senior male - 3
Senior female - 4
Others - 5

4. If you found a suitable job, would you be willing to work?
5. If you found a suitable job, would you be allowed to work?

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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