Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Marriage and Cohabitation

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Marriage and Cohabitation includes 7 items from the Women's Questionnaire measuring a woman's marital or cohabitation history, current marital status or living arrangements, and the age when marriage/cohabitation first began. 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.

Multi-Country

ITEMS:

 1. Are you currently married or living together with a man as if married?

Response Options:
Yes, currently married
Yes, living with a man
No, not in union

 2. Have you ever been married or lived together with a man as if married?

Response Options:
Yes, formerly married
Yes, lived with a man
No

 3. What is your marital status now: are you widowed, divorced, or separated?

Response Options:
Widowed
Divorced
Separated

 4. Is your (husband/partner) living with you now or is he staying elsewhere?

Response Options:
Living with her
Staying elsewhere

 5. Have you been married or lived with a man only once or more than once?

Response Options:
Only once
More than once

 6. Now I would like to ask about your first (husband/partner). In what month and year did you start living with him?

Response Options:
2-digit numeric value (_Month)
Don’t know month
4-digit numeric value (_Year)
Don’t know year

 7. How old were you when you first started living with your current (husband/partner)?

Response Options:
2-digit numeric value (_Years)

CATEGORIES:


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

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

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

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

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