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Women's Household Decision-Making Autonomy

The Household Decision-Making Autonomy Scale is a 5-item self-reported measure to capture the respondent's day to day decision-making within the house such as food to be cooked, purchases and mobility. The measure is borrowed from the Philippines Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).

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Geographies Tested: Philippines

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

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Who in your family usually has the final say in the following decisions:

1. Your own health care?
2. Making large household purchases?
3. Making household purchases for daily needs?
4. Visits to family or relatives?
5. What food should be cooked each day?

Response Options:
Respondent - 1
HusbandPartner - 2
Respondent & HusbandPartner Jointly - 3
Someone else - 4
Respondent & Someone else jointly - 5
Decision not madeNot applicable - 6

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Original Citation

Abada, T., & Tenkorang, E. Y. (2012). Women's autonomy and unintended pregnancies in the Philippines. Journal of Biosocial Science, 44(6), 703-718. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932012000120

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