Codes and Frequencies
WKFEMOK indicates whether the respondent believes it is acceptable for a woman to work away from home.
Comparability — Index
In addition to universe differences, WKFEMOK has significant differences in question wording (see below).
Comparability - Standard DHS
WKFEMOK is a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Egypt [top]
The 1992 Egypt questionnaire says, "Some say that a woman's place is not only at home but she should be able to work. Do you agree?
Comparability — Ghana [top]
The 1988 Ghana survey asks, "Whether you have worked in the past or not, do you think it is alright for a mother [emphasis added] to work away from home, if her children can be adequately cared for?"
- Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49.
- Ghana 1988: All women age 15-49.