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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Ownership of Property and Land Assets

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Ownership of Property and Land Assets includes 6 items from the Women's Questionnaire to assess home ownership (i.e., being the named owner) and ownership of agricultural or non-agricultural land of the female respondent. 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 women’s 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. Do you own this or any other house either alone or jointly with someone else?
 2. Do you own any agricultural or non-agricultural land either alone or jointly with someone else?

Response Options:
Alone only
Jointly with husbandpartner only
Jointly with someone else only
Jointly with husbandpartner and someone else
Both alone and jointly
Does not own

 3. Do you have a title deed or other government recognized document for any house you own?
 4. Is your name on this document?
 5. Do you have a title deed or other government recognized document for any land you own?
 6. Is your name on this document?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Don’t know

Scoring Procedures

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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