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A structural equation model of female empowerment

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This paper proposes a structural equation model to measure and explain female empower-ment in Cambodia. Empowerment is defined as the decision-making ability of a woman regarding her strategic and non-strategic life choices. Grounded in the Capability Approach and in the gender economics literature this conceptualisation accounts for three key ele-ments: resources, values/traditions, and decision-outcomes. These elements interact into a system of structural equations where a latent variable i...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/00220388.2017.1414189

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE; Smith School
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies Journal website
Volume:
54
Issue:
8
Pages:
1303-1320
Publication date:
2017-12-20
Acceptance date:
2017-07-06
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EISSN:
1743-9140
ISSN:
0022-0388
Pubs id:
pubs:735218
URN:
uri:b75529c9-1fa7-4efa-b838-a87640bde0ee
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uuid:b75529c9-1fa7-4efa-b838-a87640bde0ee
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pubs:735218

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