Economic autonomy of women

Modified on 2015/05/22 10:26 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Poverty

Table II. 13

From gender issues to gender statistics on economic autonomy of women: illustrative examples


Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Do women earn cash income as often as men and do they earn as much as men? Employment by type of income and sex.



Value of individual income by sex.
Household surveys, such as living standards surveys, labour force surveys, DHS and MICS.

Living standards surveys, such as LSMS and EU-SILC.
Do women own land as often as men and do they own as much as men? Do women appear on housing property titles as often as men? Individual ownership of land by sex.

Distribution of land size by sex of the owner.

Distribution of housing property titles by sex of the owner.
Household surveys, such as living standards surveys, population and housing censuses, agricultural censuses and surveys.

Multipurpose household surveys and administrative records.
Do women apply for and obtain credit as often as men? Are some types and sources of credit associated with women more often than with men? Applicants for credit by sex, purpose of credit, source of credit and approval response. Household surveys.