Interspousal Agreement and Communication is a 5-item measure of respondent's ability and experiences of talking about family planning, chosen from the Slow Fertility Transition Project in Egypt. Items include differing opinion on fertility/number of children and spousal communication on the number of children and use of family planning.
1. If respondent does not want to have any more children: Do you think he [your husband] would like to have (a/another) child or would he prefer not to have any (more) children?
Have a (another) child - 1
No more/none - 2
Undecided or don't know - 8
2. Have you and your husband ever had different opinions about whether you should have another (a) children?
Yes - 1
No - 2
3. Do you think your husband wants the number of children that you want or does he want or than you want?
Same number - 1
More children - 2
Fewer children - 3
The number does not matter to him - 4
Don't know - 8
4. Have you talked with your husband about having another (a) child since we visited you last time?
5. Have you ever talked with your husband about his childbearing desires?
Yes - 1
No - 2
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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