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Household Decision Making Power

Household Decision Making Power is a 7-item measure that comes from Conditional Cash Transfer Program (CCTP) JUNTOS in Peru. This measure asks individuals about their household decision making power with respect to income, household expenses, job acquisition, cooking, and permission to leave the house.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Peru

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Could you please tell me who primarily decides how to spend the money you earn?
2. Could you tell me who primarily decides how to spend the money your husbandpartner earns?
3. When decisions are made concerning the household's minor expenses (day-to-day expenditure such as meals, or any small expense), who normally decides what is done?
4. When decisions are made concerning the household's major expenses (purchasing livestock, house improvement, buying an asset), who normally decides what is done?
5. When decisions are made concerning which job to pursue, who normally decides what is done?
6. When decisions are made concerning which food to cook on a day-to-day basis, who normally decides what is done?
7. When decisions are made concerning permission to go out, who normally decides what is done?

Response Options:
You alone
Your husbandpartner alone
You and your husbandpartner or another family member
Someone else decides

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Martínez-Restrepo, S., Ramos-Jaimes, L., Espino, A., Valdivia, M., & Cueva, J. Y. (2017). Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment: Critical Lessons from South America. Libros Fedesarrollo. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from https://www.repository.fedesarrollo.org.co/handle/11445/3482

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Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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Internal

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