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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Decision-Making Over Financial Assets

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Decision-Making Over Financial Assets includes 3 items from the Women's Questionnaire capturing who holds decision-making power regarding household purchases and how to spend income. 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. Who usually decides how the money you earn will be used: you, your (husbandpartner), or you and your (husbandpartner) jointly?

Response Options:
Respondent
Husbandpartner
Respondent and husbandpartner jointly
Other

 2. Who usually decides how your (husbandpartner’s) earnings will be used: you, your (husbandpartner), or you and your (husbandpartner) jointly?

Response Options:
Respondent
Husbandpartner
Respondent and husbandpartner jointly
Husbandpartner has no earnings
Other

 3. Who usually makes decisions about making major household purchases?

Response Options:
Respondent
Husbandpartner
Respondent and husbandpartner jointly
Someone else
Other

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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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