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Indicators of Women's Condom Use: Economic Independence

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.

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Geographies Tested: Botswana

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Employment status

Response Options:
Full-time
Part-time
Self-employed
Unemployed
Housewifehousework
Attending school
Retired
Subsistence farming

2. Does your boyfriendhusband support you?

Response Options:
Yes
No

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?

Response Options:
[Number of children]

6. Does your partner live with you?

Response Options:
Yes
No

7. If you and your partner split up, would you find it more difficult to make ends meet?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Unsure

8. In the last year how often have your received money, gifts, food, or clothing in exchange for sex?

Response Options:
Always
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

Scoring Procedures

Items were recoded into percentage rankings.

Original Citation

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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