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Colombia Gender Scale [message #26379] Tue, 14 March 2023 17:01 Go to next message
Deidi is currently offline  Deidi
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I would like to ask about the source of the questions in DHS Colombia serie s1302 (e.g. agrees on statement: men are head of households; agrees on statement: women need men to be happy.) I haven't been able to identify the source of them. Any leads would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Colombia Gender Scale [message #26403 is a reply to message #26379] Thu, 16 March 2023 11:19 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from our DHS Team, Senior Demographic and Health Research Analyst, Jeffrey Edmeades, DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Kerry MacQuarrie, and DHS Chief of Data Processing, Guillermo Rojas:

The questions in section 13 of the questionnaire appear to be drawn mainly from the Gender Equitable Men Scale (GEMS) English version here e-using-gender-equitable-men-scale-gems-in-various-socio-cul tural-settings/. We are not aware of an established scale for question 1302. We know that some gender advocacy groups participated in the design of the Colombia DHS 2015, but we cannot reconstruct the development of the questionnaire. The Colombia surveys are conducted almost completely independently from The DHS Program and USAID.
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