Measuring Asset Ownership and Entrepreneurship from a Gender Perspective: Methodology and Results of Pilot Surveys in Georgia, Mongolia, and the Philippines

Publication | April 2018

Data on women’s ownership of assets are sparse, with no comparable data on individual-level asset ownership. This limits understanding on intra-household dynamics of asset ownership, rights, and preferences from a gender perspective.

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Amid increasing demand for systematically collected sex-disaggregated statistics on asset ownership and control, the absence of standard guidelines and methods has constrained the collection and production of basic data. To fill this methodological gap, ADB, in collaboration with development partners, supports the efforts initiated under the global initiative Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE), which aims to standardize methods of data collection for comparable sex-disaggregated data and advocate for mainstreaming gender statistics on entrepreneurship and asset ownership. Documenting pilot surveys from three countries, this report outlines the importance of sex-disaggregated data on asset ownership and entrepreneurship and describes the intricacies and methodological challenges of producing these data through household surveys.

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  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Concepts and Methodology
  • Analysis of Results
  • Examining Data Quality from the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality Pilot Surveys
  • Survey Assessment, Lessons Learned, Conclusion, and Ways Forward
  • Appendix: ADB-EDGE Pilot Survey Questionnaires on Measuring Asset Ownership and Entrepreneurship from a Gender Perspective

Additional Details

  • Gender Equality
  • Poverty
  • Inclusive growth
  • Georgia
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines
  • 134
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS189212-2
  • 978-92-9261-132-3 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-133-0 (electronic)

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