Women’s Mobile Phone Usage includes 4 questions from a large 11-country survey of women’s mobile phone use. This measure asks women what they use their mobile phone for, how it has impacted their life (in negative and positive ways), and who helps them use their phone when they have a question. The original questionnaire can be located here.
Short Measure Multi-Country
1. Do you have your own mobile money account?
Response Options: Yes - 1 No - 2
2. Do you know how to do the following operations without any help?
Response Options: Yes - 1 No - 2 Do not know – 98
3. Please think about how using a mobile phone has impacted your life. Please tell me the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements.
Response Options: Strongly agree - 1 Agree - 2 Disagree - 3 Strongly disagree - 4 Do not know - 98
4. If you had a question regarding how to use your mobile phone, who would you usually first ask for help?
Response Options: No one, I would search for the solution by myself - 1 A dealer - 2 The call center of my mobile operator - 3 Local leader or community organization/group - 4 My spouse (husband or wife) - 5 My son - 6 My daughter - 7 My father/father-in-law - 8 My mother/mother-in-law – 9 A male friend (including neighbors) - 10 A female friend (including neighbors) - 11 Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle,…) - 12 Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt,…) - 13 Other (please specify):____ - 97
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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