Niger - Decision making

Women participating in the three decisions (own health care, major household purchases, and visiting family) (% of women age 15-49)

Definition: Women participating in the three decisions (own health care, major household purchases, and visiting family) is the percentage of currently married women aged 15-49 who say that they alone or jointly have the final say in all of the three decisions (own health care, large purchases and visits to family, relatives, and friends).

Source: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS)

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Year Value
2006 8.60
2012 12.30

Women making their own informed decisions regarding sexual relations, contraceptive use and reproductive health care (% of women age 15-49)

Definition: Proportion of women ages 15-49 years (married or in union) who make their own decision on all three selected areas i.e. can say no to sexual intercourse with their husband or partner if they do not want; decide on use of contraception; and decide on their own health care. Only women who provide a “yes” answer to all three components are considered as women who “make her own decisions regarding sexual and reproductive”.

Source: Demographic and Health Surveys comiled by United Nations Population Fund

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Year Value
2012 7.30

Classification

Topic: Gender Indicators

Sub-Topic: Public life & decision making