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Women’s Mobile Phone Handset Ownership

Women’s Mobile Phone Handset Ownership includes 9 items from a large 11-country survey of women’s mobile phone ownership. This measure asks women that currently own handsets how they acquired or selected the mobile device. The original questionnaire can be located here.

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Geographies Tested: China,Colombia,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Egypt,India,Indonesia,Jordan,Kenya,Mexico,Niger,Turkey

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. How many working handsets do you own (handset that you carry with you most of the day)?

Response Options:
___ Numeric (open-ended)

2. How did you get this handset?

Response Options:
I went to a shop and bought it - 1
A friend or relative went to a shop and bought it on my behalf - 2
It was a gift from my friend or relative - 3
A friend or relative gave it to me as it was a handset that they no longer needed - 4
It was given to me by my employer - 5
It was given to me by a local leader or community organizationgroup - 6
I received it as part of a subscription or service contract - 7
Other (please specify):____ - 97

3. Only if answered “2. A friend or relative went to a shop and bought it on my behalf” or “3. It was a gift from my friend or relative” or “4. A friend or relative gave it to me as it was a handset that they no longer needed” to previous question: Who gave you this handset or went to the shop on your behalf?

Response Options:
Spouse (husband or wife) - 1
My son - 2
My daughter - 3
My fatherfather-in-law - 4
My mothermother-in-law - 5
Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle…) - 6
Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt…) - 7
A male friend (including neighbors) - 8
A female friend (including neighbors) - 9
Other (please specify):____ - 97

4. Did you have to pay for this handset?

Response Options:
Yes, I paid a fee or it was part of my overall subscription fee as a postpaid connection - 1
No, I bartered it against products andor services - 2
No - 3

5. If “1. Yes, I paid a fee or it was part of my overall subscription fee as a postpaid” to previous question: Who paid for this handset?

Response Options:
My own money - 1
The general household budget - 2
My spouse (husband or wife) - 3
My son - 4
My daughter - 5
My fatherfather-in-law - 6
My mothermother-in-law - 7
Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle,…) - 8
Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt,…) - 9
A male friend (including neighbors) - 1
0 A female friend (including neighbors) - 1
1 Other (please specify):____ -98

6. Only if answered “1. My own money” or “2. The general household budget” to previous question: Did you have to ask the permission to spend this money?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No – 2

7. What role, if any, did you play in selecting your handset?

Response Options:
The decision was made by another person(s) (without any input from me) - 1
I contributed my input, but another person(s) made the final decision - 2
I made the decision – 3

8. Which person was the most influential in making or helping you make the decision on your handset?

Response Options:
The dealershopkeeper - 1
Local leader or community organizationgroup - 2
My spouse (husband or wife) - 3
My son - 4
My daughter - 5
My fatherfather-in-law - 6
My mothermother-in-law - 7
Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle,…) - 8
Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt,…) - 9
A male friend (including neighbors) - 1
0 A female friend (including neighbors) - 1
1 Nobody influenced my choice of handset - 1
2 Other (please specify):____ - 97

9. Who first taught you to use this handset?

Response Options:
I worked it out for myself - 1
My spouse (husband or wife) - 2
My son - 3
My daughter - 4
My fatherfather-in-law - 5
My mothermother-in-law - 6
Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle,…) - 7
Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt,…) - 8
A male friend (including neighbors) - 9
A female friend (including neighbors) - 10
The dealerthe shopkeeper - 11
The call-centre of my mobile operator - 12
Local leader or community organizationgroup - 13
Other (please specify):____ - 97

Scoring Procedures

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Original Citation

Santosham, S. & Lindsey, D. (2015). Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low- and middle-income countries. https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Connected-Women-Gender-Gap.pdf

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