Women's Mobility is a 4-item measure assessing whether the respondent is permitted or needs permission for going to a market or health center and visit the homes of relatives or friends in the neighborhood alone. Items are chosen from the Slow Fertility Transition Project in Egypt.
If you wanted to go to the following places on your own, could you go alone without permission, could you go only if you received permission or is it enough to just inform someone?
1. Local market to buy things
2. Local health center or doctor?
3. Taking children to the health center or doctor?
4. Home of relatives or friends in the neighborhood?
With permission - 1
Without permission - 2
Just inform - 3
Cannot go out alone - 4
Not applicable - 7
El-Zeini, L. O. (2008). The path to replacement fertility in Egypt: Acceptance, preference, and achievement. Studies in Family Planning, 39(3), 161-176. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1728-4465.2008.164.x
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