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Woman could decide use of her earnings before marriage

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For women who worked before they were married, DECUSEARNPRE reports whether the respondent decided how all of her premarital earnings would be used, how some of them would be used, or if someone else decided how those earnings would be used.


DECUSEARNPRE has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Ghana 1988: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married or lived with a man and who worked before their marriage/union.
  • Ghana: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B