The determinants of married women's autonomy in Indonesia

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Show simple item record Rammohan, A en_US Johar, Meliyanni en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2011-02-07T06:26:04Z 2011-02-07T06:26:04Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009005156 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rammohan A and Johar Meliyanni 2009, 'The determinants of married women's autonomy in Indonesia', Routledge, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 31-55. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1354-5701 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the determinants of married women's autonomy in Indonesia using the 2000 Indonesian Family Life Survey 3 (IFLS3). It considers the role of kinship norms and the effect of labor force participation on married women's autonomy. The measure of autonomy is based on self-reported answers to an array of questions relating to decision-making authority in the household. They include own-clothing, child-related and personal autonomy, physical mobility, and economic autonomy. The analysis examines if variations in women's autonomy are due to the prevailing kinship norms related to marriage in the community. In keeping with the anthropological literature, the analysis finds that living in patrilocal communities reduces physical autonomy for married women, whereas living in uxorilocal communities improves personal and child-related decision-making autonomy. Estimation results show that labor force participation, higher educational attainment, and increases in household wealth all have positive effects on married women's autonomy in Indonesia. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
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dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Feminist Economics for the final version of the article as published in the print edition of the journal Feminist Economics Volume 15, Issue 4, 2009 pages 31-55 is available online at: with the open URL of your article en_US
dc.title The determinants of married women's autonomy in Indonesia en_US
dc.parent Feminist Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 31 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 55 en_US BUS.Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 140200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062107 en_US
dc.personcode 103129 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Applied Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.description.keywords Female autonomy; kinship norms; labor force participation; Indonesia en_US
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dc.staffid 103129 en_US

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