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.
Geographies Tested: Bangladesh,Philippines,Uzbekistan
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. Who in your household decides…?
Husband and wife equally
* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original report.
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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