Eliciting Values to Build a Multidimensional Index: Women's Empowerment in Tunisia
How can empirical researchers elicit individuals’ values or preferences over a multidimensional space of alternatives? Existing approaches are not well-suited to high-dimensional spaces or implementation in a low-literacy developing country context. I propose an innovative design for a discrete choice experiment that addresses these issues, imposing a low cognitive demand on respondents and feasible for implementation in a quantitative field survey. It was implemented to elicit perceptions of empowerment among women in Tunisia. Estimation of a parametric model generates weights for an index of Women’s Empowerment that reflects the perceptions and values of the survey respondents. The conventional assumption of equal weights is decisively rejected.
Date: 9 March 2018, 12:00 (Friday, 8th week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Littlegate House, 16-17 St Ebbe's Street OX1 1PT
Venue Details: Petrov Room, Suite 5, FHI
Speaker: Dr Natalie Quinn (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Faculty of Philosophy
Organisers: Dr Michelle Hutchinson (University of Oxford), Prof Hilary Greaves (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: michelle.hutchinson@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Part of: Global Priorities Seminars
Topics: Economics
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Michelle Hutchinson