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Kishor, Sunita, and Lekha Subaiya. 2008. Understanding Women's Empowerment: A Comparative Analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Data. DHS Comparative Reports No. 20. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International
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October 2008
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This report examines the distribution and correlates of two different dimensions of the empowerment of currently married women age 15- 49 in 23 developing countries. These dimensions are women’s participation in household decision making and their attitudes regarding specific inequalities in gender roles.


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