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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Ideal Gender Breakdown of Children

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Ideal Gender Breakdown of Children includes a single item from the Women's Questionnaire to ask if there is a particular number of girls, boys, or children in general the respondent wants. 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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Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Angola,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,Cote d'Ivoire,Ethiopia,Ghana,Guatemala,Guinea,Kenya,Madagascar,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Nepal,Rwanda,Senegal,The Gambia,Zimbabwe

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

  1. How many of these children would you like to be boys, how many would you like to be girls and for how many would it not matter if it’s a boy or a girl?

Response Options:
2-digit numeric value (_Boys)
2-digit numeric value(_Girls)
2-digit numeric value (_Either)

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Not Applicable

Original Citation

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

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