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.

Short Measure Multi-Country

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.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Bangladesh
Philippines
Uzbekistan

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY 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

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

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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