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World Bank Group input on Gender [message #1982] Fri, 11 April 2014 17:01
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Question Topic: Property Ownership

What questions will elicit this information?

1. Women's Questionnaire Section 8, Question 823, Man's Questionnaire Section 6, Question 612: Proposal is to reword the question as "Do you own any residential real estate either alone or jointly with someone else?" coupled with a note for the enumerator either on the questionnaire or in the enumerator manual specifying residential real estate to include detached house (single or multi-story), semi-detached house, flat in a block of flats, room(s) in a house.

2. Proposal is to add an additional question following Women's Questionnaire Section 8, Question 823, Man's Questionnaire Section 6, Question 612 to inquire about documented ownership of residential real estate, asked only if the respondent reports to own any residential real estate either alone only, jointly only, or both alone and jointly - "Do you have a title deed for any of the residential real estate you own and if so, is your name on the document?" Options Title Deed Exists, With Respondent's Name; Title Deed Exists, Without Respondent's Name; Title Deed Does Not Exist."

3. Proposal is to add an additional question following proposal #2 above to inquire about ownership of non-residential, non-land real estate. The question would be stated as "Do you own any non-residential, non-land real estate either alone or jointly with someone else?" coupled with a note for the enumerator either on the questionnaire or in the enumerator manual specifying non-residential, non-land real estate to include stores/shops.

4. Proposal is to add an additional question following proposal #3 above to inquire about documented ownership of non-residential, non-land real estate, asked only if the respondent reports to own any non-residential non-land real estate either alone only, jointly only, or both alone and jointly - "Do you have a title deed for any of the non-residential non-land real estate you own and if so, is your name on the document?" Options Title Deed Exists, With Respondent's Name; Title Deed Exists, Without Respondent's Name; Title Deed Does Not Exist."

5. Women's Questionnaire Section 8, Question 824, Man's Questionnaire Section 6, Question 613: Proposal is to reword the question as "Do you own any agricultural land either alone or jointly with someone else?" coupled with a note for the enumerator either on the questionnaire or in the enumerator manual specifying agricultural land to include agricultural parcels that are owned, regardless of current cultivation status, including parcels that are currently fallow with the intention of re-cultivation in the future.

6. Proposal is to add an additional question following proposal #5 to inquire about documented ownership of agricultural land, asked only if the respondent reports to own any agricultural land either alone only, jointly only, or both alone and jointly - "Do you have a title deed for any of the agricultural land you own and if so, is your name on the document?" Options Title Deed Exists, With Respondent's Name; Title Deed Exists, Without Respondent's Name; Title Deed Does Not Exist."

7. Proposal is to add an additional question following proposal #6 to inquire about ownership of non-agricultural land. The question would be stated as "Do you own any non-agricultural land either alone or jointly with someone else?" coupled with a note for the enumerator either on the questionnaire or in the enumerator manual specifying non-agricultural land does not include agricultural parcels that are either cultivated or left fallow with the intention of re-cultivation in the future.

8. Proposal is to add an additional question following proposal #7 to inquire about documented ownership of non-agricultural land, asked only if the respondent reports to own any non-agricultural land either alone only, jointly only, or both alone and jointly - "Do you have a title deed for any of the non-agricultural land you own and if so, is your name on the document?" Options Title Deed Exists, With Respondent's Name; Title Deed Exists, Without Respondent's Name; Title Deed Does Not Exist."

How will the resulting information be used?

Proportion of adult population owning land, by sex is currently proposed as part of the Minimum Set of Gender Indicators (MSGI) that was approved by the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2013. The indicator is widely regarded as a placeholder for an extended set of indicators that will eventually be part of the MSGI and that is underlying the motivation for the questions proposed above.

The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project is tasked with the development of the guidelines to facilitate the cross-country data collection and availability pertaining to this indicator and related counterparts, in addition to others focused on entrepreneurship.

In this vein, the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is collaborating with the EDGE project on two fronts: first, to design and implement a methodological survey experiment in Uganda in 2013 on the measurement of individual-level asset ownership, and second, based on the lessons from the field, thorough analysis of the data from the experiment, and other technical reports that have already been commissioned by the EDGE, to provide a technical report that will inform the EDGE guidelines on the individual level measurement of asset ownership that will be proposed for adoption at the United Nations Statistical Commission in 2016. Hence, the proposed questions are driven by our foresight of what seems to be in the pipeline as a cross-country push for the collection of this information.

What is the priority of suggested additions compared with what is already in the questionnaires?

High, given the level of the engagement that we tried to summarize above and on which we could provide more information, if necessary.

If suggesting more than one addition, what is the priority among the suggested additions?

In terms of priority: 1, 2, 5 & 6 > 7 & 8 > 3 & 4.

Should the additional data be collected in all countries or only in selected types of countries?

All countries.

Contributed by Calogero (Gero) Carletto and Talip Kilic, on behalf of the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) Team and the United Nations Statistics Division, Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project.


Question Topic: Domestic Violence Module

• In the last revision of the DHS there was discussion about gender-based violence or domestic violence questions and some decisions (do not put in core qq but create a separate model). It would be good to know if they have evaluated how this has worked and whether there is any re-thinking on the topic given (a) its importance and (b) experiences in this and other surveys.
Contributed by Kinnon Scott PRM-LAC

Question Topic: Woman's questionnaire Work

What is the information needed?

Husband's past and current employment status

What questions will elicit this information?

DHS asks about the husband's occupation and it varies across countries. But there is no question about the current or past employment status of the husband.

How will the resulting information be used?

The reason why this is important for our unit is that women's empowerment depends a lot on husband's economic performance as well. This relates to question 806, p. 77.
Contributed by Julieth Santamaria PRMGE

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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