The UNECE Work Session on Gender Statistics brings together experts from across Europe and the world to move forward global efforts to close the gender data gap. Researcher, Dr Kylie Fisk attended the Work Session in 2019 and discussed her paper, co-authored by Carol McInerney: Measuring gender inequality within the household using the Individual Deprivation Measure in Fiji.
The paper explores the limitations of household-level surveys, and illustrates the power of data collected at the individual-level through sharing analysis from an IDM study in Fiji in 2015. By interviewing all adult household members, the IDM enables insights into variation and inequality within households, and a new perspective on gender inequality.
Note: This document was created in June 2020, during the IDM phase of the program, which was a partnership between the ANU and IWDA with strategic funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The Solomon Islands study was also supported by The World Food Programme.
Measuring gender inequality within the household using the IDM in FijiDownload