Control Over Assets is based on a single item that asks women about their financial independence from other individuals in the household. 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
1. When you want or need to buy things like food or clothing for yourself or your family, which of the following answers best describes your situation after joining the program for the last 4 years?
Response options:* No answer You have your own money so you can usually buy what you need You occasionally have to get the money from your husband or someone else in the household You always have to get the money from your husband or someone else in the household Don’t know Not applicable
* 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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