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Gender and Asset Ownership : A Guide to Collecting Individual-Level Data

ACCESS TO LAND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AGRARIAN REFORM AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AGRICULTURE ASSET ACCUMULATION ASSET OWNERSHIP ASSET POOR AVERAGE PENSIONS BANK ACCOUNTS BENEFICIARIES BEST PRACTICE BEST PRACTICES BONDS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES BUSINESS CAPITAL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE BUSINESS ENTERPRISES BUYERS CALCULATION CALCULATIONS CENTRAL AMERICA CHECKS COLLATERAL COMMUNITY PROPERTY CONSUMER CONTRIBUTION CREDIT MARKETS CREDIT POLICIES CROPS CURRENT INCOME CURRENT PRICES CUSTOMARY LAW DEBT DECEASED HUSBAND DEPOSIT DISCRIMINATION DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN DIVORCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DOWRY DROUGHT DROUGHTS EARNINGS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ECONOMIC GROWTH ECONOMIC INEQUALITY ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ECONOMIC SECURITY ECONOMIC SHOCKS ECONOMICS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN EQUAL ACCESS EQUAL RIGHT EQUIPMENT ETHNIC GROUP EXPENDITURE EXPENDITURES FAMILIES FAMILY DECISIONS FAMILY FARM FAMILY FARMS FAMILY LAW FAMILY MEMBER FAMILY PROPERTY FARM ENTERPRISE FARM ENTERPRISES FEMALE FEMALES FEMINIST FINANCIAL ASSET FINANCIAL ASSETS FINANCIAL CRISES FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FORM OF SAVINGS FORMAL OWNERSHIP FORMAL SAVINGS GENDER GENDER BIASES GENDER DIFFERENCES GENDER EQUALITY GENDER GAP GENDER GAPS GENDER INEQUALITIES GENDER INEQUALITY GENDER ROLES GOVERNMENT POLICY HOME HOME OWNERSHIP HOMEOWNERS HOMEOWNERSHIP HOMES HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES HOUSEHOLD WELFARE HOUSEHOLDS HOUSING HUSBAND HUSBANDS ID IMMOVABLE PROPERTY INCOME-GENERATING ACTIVITIES INCOMES INDIVIDUAL SAVINGS INEQUALITY INFORMATION ON PENSION INHERITANCE INHERITANCE RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL BANK LABOR MARKET LAND MARKET LAND MARKETS LAND OWNERSHIP LAND REFORM LAND REGISTRATION LAND RIGHTS LATIN AMERICAN LAWS LEGAL LITERACY LEGAL REFORMS LEGISLATION LEVEL OF CONFIDENCE LIFETIMES LITERACY LIVESTOCK LIVING STANDARD LOSS OF EMPLOYMENT LOW-INCOME MARRIAGE CONTRACTS MARRIED COUPLE MARRIED COUPLES MARRIED WOMEN MICRO-ENTERPRISES MICRO-FINANCE MORTGAGE MORTGAGE PAYMENT MUSLIM WOMEN NET WORTH NGOS OWNERSHIP OF LAND OWNERSHIP RIGHTS PENSION PENSION ASSETS PENSION INCOME PENSION SYSTEMS PENSIONS PHYSICAL ASSETS POSSESSION PRIVATE PROPERTY PRIVATIZATION PRODUCTIVITY PROPERTY RIGHTS PURCHASES QUESTIONNAIRE QUESTIONNAIRES REAL ESTATE REAL PROPERTY REFUGEES RESEARCH ASSISTANCE RETIRED SAFETY NET SAFETY NETS SALARY SALE SALES SAVINGS SAVINGS ACCOUNT SAVINGS ACCOUNTS SEX SEXES SOCIAL PROTECTION SOCIAL WELFARE SOURCE OF INCOME SOURCES OF PENSION SPOUSAL VIOLENCE STATE PENSIONS STOCKS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA TAX CODES TYPES OF ASSETS UNION URBAN AREAS VALUABLE VALUATION VALUE OF ASSETS VALUE OF PENSION VILLAGES WAGE WAGE GAP WAGES WIDOW WIDOWERS WIDOWS WIFE WILL WILLS WIVES WOMAN
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Latin America & Caribbean | East Asia and Pacific | Africa | Vietnam | Ghana | Guatemala
2012-05-31T19:08:46Z | 2012-05-31T19:08:46Z | 2008-08

Ownership and control over assets such as land and housing provide direct and indirect benefits to individuals and households, including a secure place to live, the means of a livelihood, protection during emergencies, and collateral for credit that can be used for investment or consumption. Unfortunately, few studies - either at the micro or macro levels- examine the gender dimensions of asset ownership. This paper sets out a framework for researchers who are interested in collecting data on individual level asset ownership and analyzing the gender asset gap. It reviews best practices in existing surveys with respect to data collection on assets at both the household and individual levels, and shows how various questions on individually owned assets can be incorporated with a minimum of effort and cost into existing multi-topic household surveys, using examples of three Living Standard Measurement Study surveys: the 1998-99 Ghana survey, the 2000 Guatemala survey, and the 1997-98 Vietnam survey questionnaires. The analysis shows that it is feasible to add a minimal set of questions to enable calculation of the gender asset gap. Adding a series of extra questions will permit a more satisfactory and nuanced analysis of asset acquisition, use, disposition, and valuation - information that is critical for policies promoting gender equality, poverty reduction, and economic growth.

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