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WKPREMAR (V709)
Woman worked before first marriage
Group: Work

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Description

For women who have ever been married, WKPREMAR (V709) indicates whether they ever did any work before their first marriage.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Bangladesh
Egypt
Yemen

Comparability

Apart from slight variation in question wording, WKPREMAR (V709) is largely comparable across samples. Most commonly, the question asked if the woman had worked regularly other than on a family farm or in a family business before her first marriage.

Comparability - Standard DHS

WKPREMAR (V709) is included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase I only.

Comparability — Bangladesh [top]

The 2014 Bangladesh survey asks, "Were you working outside the home just before you got married?"

Comparability — Egypt [top]

The 1988 Egypt survey asks, "Before you married your (first) husband, did you yourself ever do any work for which you were paid in cash?"

Comparability — Yemen [top]

The 1991 Yemen survey asks, "Before you were first married, did you ever do any work regularly for which you were paid in cash?"

Universe

  • Bangladesh 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Burundi 1987: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married.
  • Egypt 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 1988: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married.
  • Kenya 1989: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married.
  • Mali 1987: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married.
  • Morocco 1987: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 2006: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 1986: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married.
  • Sudan 1989: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Tunisia 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Uganda 1988: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married.
  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54.
  • Bangladesh: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Burundi: 1987-C, 1987-B, 1987-W
  • Egypt: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B, 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Ghana: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B
  • Kenya: 1989-W, 1989-C, 1989-B
  • Mali: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B
  • Morocco: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B
  • Senegal: 1986-B, 1986-W, 1986-C
  • Sudan: 1989-B, 1989-W, 1989-C
  • Tunisia: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B
  • Uganda: 1988-B, 1988-W, 1988-C
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C