Understanding women’s empowerment using an exploratory mixed-methods index


Editor(s):
Empowerment is
a
multi-dimensional and contextually nuanced
construct,
which poses
measurement challenges.
An important feature of indices is their
ability to summarize multi-dimensional information into a single measure. However, the
key limitation of indices is their
inability to capture complex aspects that are best captured by qualitative methods.
This article
explores the development of an empowerment index using mixed-methods data in the context of
a female
scientist’s
empowerment program to explore the relationship between program
activities and empowerment, as well as participant demographics and empowerment.
The article
seeks to draw conclusions that will inform the design of indices for measuring women’s
empowerment at the individual level in research contexts.
Issue Date:
Apr 01 2017
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
Not assigned
Language:
English
Published in:
Journal of Gender, Agriculture and Food Security (Agri-Gender), Volume 02, Issue 1
Page range:
149-171




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