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Measuring Women’s Autonomy in Chad Using the Relative Autonomy Index

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Increasing women's voice and agency is widely recognized as a key strategy to reduce gender inequalities and improve health outcomes. Although recent studies have found associations between women's autonomy and a number of health outcomes, fundamental issues regarding adequate measurement of women's autonomy remain. The Relative Autonomy Index (RAI) provides a direct measure of motivational autonomy. It expresses the extent to which a woman faces coercive or internalized social pressure to un...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/13545701.2015.1108991

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, International Development
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Feminist Economics Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
264-294
Publication date:
2015-10-29
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EISSN:
1466-4372
ISSN:
1354-5701
URN:
uuid:1879c514-a13f-42ef-bd44-d0657fda898f
Source identifiers:
580282
Local pid:
pubs:580282

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