Indicators of Women's Condom Use: Economic Independence is an 8-item measure of the extent to which respondents depend on their partners for financial help.
Geographies Tested: Botswana
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
1. Employment status
2. Does your boyfriendhusband support you?
3. How many children do you have?
4. If you have children, how many of them live with you?
5. If you have children, how many of them do you support?
[Number of children]
6. Does your partner live with you?
7. If you and your partner split up, would you find it more difficult to make ends meet?
8. In the last year how often have your received money, gifts, food, or clothing in exchange for sex?
Items were recoded into percentage rankings.
Greig, F. E., & Koopman, C. (2003). Multilevel analysis of women's empowerment and HIV prevention: Quantitative survey results from a preliminary study in Botswana. AIDS and Behavior, 7(2), 195-208. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1023954526639
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