Youth Empowerment - Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) is a multi-item measure of empowerment among youth, covering 6 subscales: violence attitudes, digital connectedness, work and earnings, health facility access major asset ownership and reproductive health knowledge.
5. Use of internet
Yes but not in last 12 months
Yes in last 12 months
6. Frequency of internet use in last month:
Not at all
Less than once a week
At least once a week
Almost every day
8. Worked in last 12 months
In past year but not currently
Not a problem
15. Knowledge of contraceptive methods
Only traditionalfolkloric method
The mean of the item responses is calculated.
MacQuarrie, K. L. D. (2021). Measuring youth empowerment. DHS Working Papers No. 179. Rockville, Maryland, USA: ICF.
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Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing