Measuring Subjective Dimensions of Empowerment Among Extremely and Moderately Poor Women in Columbia, Peru, and Uruguay: Lessons from the Field

Topic: Women’s Economic Empowerment
Type: Report
Author: Susana Martinez-Restrepo, Oohanna Yancari, Laura Ramos Jaimes Date: September 2016

Women’s economic empowerment is increasingly of interest but there is no agreement about the best ways to measure it.

This report assesses economic empowerment among low-income women in Colombia and Peru using quantitative and qualitative measures. It is part of a larger research project aimed at comparing the pros and cons of existing methodologies to measure women’s economic empowerment in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.

The report concludes that the methods used to measure empowerment through subjective dimensions do not work for low-income women. 

Read the report here.

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