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.
1.Do you have a spouse or regular partner?
2.Does your spouse/partner live with you?
Yes - 1
No - 2
3.If you disregard the help you receive from other household members, how do you and your spouse/partner divide the following tasks
I do everything - 1
Usually me - 2
Shared equally or done together - 3
Usually partner - 4
Partner does everything - 5
Does not apply
The sum of all tasks is taken for the total score. Higher scores indicate increased sharing of house work between spouses/partners.
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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