Yours, Mine, and Ours

The Big Picture Increasing evidence demonstrates the importance of women’s control and ownership of assets for achieving important development outcomes. Yet, studies focusing exclusively on increasing women’s asset ownership and control, or increasing their ownership of a specific kind of asset, run the risk of missing what else is happening within a household. Does the >> Read more

Do you own the asset?

What we learned by modifying a question about women’s asset ownership Research demonstrates that women’s asset ownership provides benefits not only for them but also for their households, communities, and the economy as a whole. Several studies link women’s asset ownership to higher spending on food for the family, housing, durable goods, and children’s schooling

Avoiding the risk of the unknown

Lessons learned from a gender inclusive survey on index insurance in coastal Bangladesh

Interviewing spouses: Separately or together?

EnGendering Data Blog There is an emerging literature about the importance of interviewing both a man and a woman within each household in household surveys.  Yet little attention has been given to the question of whether spouses should be interviewed separately or together. 

Women’s land ownership and decision-making

Do women landowners manage the plots of land that they own?  There has been surprisingly little research on this question, although the answer is crucial to investigating whether there are gender differences in productivity or the adoption of new technology, among other issues.  This lacuna in the knowledge base is due to several factors, including >> Read more