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World Bank Group input on Family Planning and Reproductive Health [message #1985] Fri, 11 April 2014 17:11
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Question Topic: Marital history 1

1. What is the information needed?

Levirate marriage

2. What questions will elicit this information?

Add a question to be asked to remarried widows, on whether they remarried into their late husband's kin, i.e. to his brother or other male members

3. How will the resulting information be used?

The consequences for women's and children's well-being have not been studied. One reason is the lack of data.

6. Should the additional data be collected in all countries, or only in selected types of countries (e.g., countries with a particular type of program, countries with prevalence of a particular infection >5% or 10%)?

This information should be collected in parts of Africa where levirate marriage is commonly practiced.
Contributed by Dominique van de Walle and Annamaria Milazzo, DECRG.

Question Topic: Marital history 2

1. What is the information needed?

We need the number of years of marriage with each partner for all married women.

2. What questions will elicit this information?

Add the question on year of marriage with every partner of a given woman

3. How will the resulting information be used?

This is especially important for polygynous marriages, but also for remarried widows /divorced /separated. Contributed by Dominique van de Walle and Annamaria Milazzo, DECRG.

Question Topic: Marital history 3

1. What is the information needed?

We need information on husband's migration: whether the husband has migrated for work (and whether he is sending remittances)

2. What questions will elicit this information?

Has your husband migrated for work? Yes/No.
If yes, does he send remittances? Yes/No
Contributed by Dominique van de Walle and Annamaria Milazzo, DECRG.

Question Topic: Marital history 4

1. What is the information needed?

We need information about reasons for ending the union for the women who were once married but currently are not.

2. What questions will elicit this information?

Collect information (as in a previous version of the questionnaire) on how a previous union ended -- through widowhood, divorce or separation/abandonment. Contributed by Dominique van de Walle and Annamaria Milazzo, DECRG.

Question Topic: Birth history

For remarried women with children, we suggest to add a question on which children were born to their first marriage, second marriage, etc. Contributed by Dominique van de Walle and Annamaria Milazzo, DECRG.

Regards


Emmanuel Skoufias
Lead Economist
Poverty, Gender and Equity Group
Poverty Reduction and Economic Management
The World Bank
eskoufias@worldbank.org
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