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Acceptable for mother to work away from home

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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.
  • Egypt: 1992-B, 1992-W, 1992-W, 1992-C
  • Ghana: 1988-B, 1988-W, 1988-C