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Woman allowed to go out alone or with kids

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DECGOOUT indicates whether the woman's husband allows her to leave the household alone or with her children.

The related variable DVAGOOUT asks whether wife beating is justified if the wife goes out without telling her husband.


Apart from universe differences, DECGOOUT has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DECGOOUT is a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Bangladesh 1994: Currently married women age 10-49.
  • Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 1994-W, 1994-C, 1994-B
  • Egypt: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B