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Sharing of House Work Between Spouses/Partners

The Sharing of House Work Between Spouses/Partners includes 3 items which assess how equally or unequally the sharing of common household tasks is between spouses/partners. This measure is adapted from the ICRW International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) Questionnaire, which can be accessed here. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

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Populations Included: Female, Male

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1.Do you have a spouse or regular partner?
2.Does your spousepartner live with you?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

3.If you disregard the help you receive from other household members, how do you and your spousepartner divide the following tasks

  • Washing clothes
  • Repairing the house
  • Buying food
  • Cleaning the house
  • Cleaning the bathroomtoilet
  • Preparing food
  • Paying bills
  • Caring for small children
  • Playing with children
  • Helping children with their schoolwork
  • Taking children to or from school
  • Caring for elderly household members
  • Caring for sick household members

Response Options:
I do everything - 1
Usually me - 2
Shared equally or done together - 3
Usually partner - 4
Partner does everything - 5
Does not apply

Scoring Procedures

The sum of all tasks is taken for the total score. Higher scores indicate increased sharing of house work between spouses/partners.

Original Citation

U. N. Foundation (2015). Women’s economic empowerment: A roadmap. Guidelines for monitoring and evaluating women’s economic empowerment programs. Appendix 1. Suggested questionnaire modules for measuring wee outcome indicators. http://womeneconroadmap.org/sites/default/files/Monitoring%20and%20Evaluation%20Guidelines%20Appendix.pdf#

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