Measuring Gender Attitudes Using List Experiments

50 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2020

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M. Niaz Asadullah

University of Reading - Department of Economics; University of Malaya

Elisabetta De Cao

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics; IZA

Fathema Khatoon

BRAC

Zahra Siddique

University of Bristol

Abstract

We elicit adolescent girl's attitudes towards intimate partner violence and child marriage using purposefully collected data from rural Bangladesh. Alongside direct survey questions, we conduct list experiments to elicit true preferences for intimate partner violence and marriage before age eighteen. Responses to direct survey questions suggest that very few adolescent girls in the study accept the practise of intimate partner violence or child marriage (5% and 2%). However, our list experiments reveal significantly higher support for both intimate partner violence and child marriage (at 30% and 24%). We further investigate how numerous variables relate to preferences for egalitarian gender norms in rural Bangladesh.

Keywords: list experiment, indirect response survey methods, intimate partner violence, child marriage, Bangladesh

JEL Classification: I15, O10, C13, C83

Suggested Citation

Asadullah, Mohammad Niaz and De Cao, Elisabetta and Khatoon, Fathema and Siddique, Zahra, Measuring Gender Attitudes Using List Experiments. IZA Discussion Paper No. 13653, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3687129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3687129

Mohammad Niaz Asadullah (Contact Author)

University of Reading - Department of Economics ( email )

Reading, RG6 6AA
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.reading.ac.uk/economics/about/staff/m-asadullah.asp

University of Malaya ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Malaysia

Elisabetta De Cao

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - London School of Economics ( email )

IZA ( email )

Fathema Khatoon

BRAC

75 Mohakhali
Dhaka, 1212
Bangladesh

Zahra Siddique

University of Bristol ( email )

University of Bristol,
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol, BS8 ITH
United Kingdom

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