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Household Economic Decision Making

Household Economic Decision Making includes a single multi-response item which asks women about their ability to make economic decisions such as taking out a loan or buying goods for business. This measure was included as part of The Status of Women Survey, which aims to capture individual experiences of empowerment after participation in a microcredit program. The survey was conducted by the Asian Development Bank in 2006.

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Geographies Tested: Bangladesh,Philippines,Uzbekistan

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Who in your household decides…?

  • To take out a loan?
  • How to use loans you have taken?
  • What you buy for your business?
  • How your product is sold?
  • How to use profits from your business?
  • What work you do during a normal day?

Response Options:*
No answer
Husband only
Mostly husband
Husband and wife equally
Mostly wife
Wife only
Don’t know
Not applicable

* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original report.

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Asian Development Bank. (2007). Effect of Microfinance Operations on Poor Rural Households and the Status of Women. https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/evaluation-document/35432/files/sst-reg-2007-19.pdf

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