The primary objective of this paper is to see how spouses differ in terms of their perception of female autonomy in household decision-making in Nepal and the factors that influence these perceptions. Understanding the perception of female autonomy is important in general but particularly so for developing countries with traditional male-dominated and well-defined patriarchal roles in society. In general, the results seem to converge between men and women when it comes to perception of female autonomy in non-economic decision making but not when it relates to decision-making in economic matters. The results have important policy implications.
Self, Sharmistha. "Spousal-Differences in Perception of Female Autonomy in Household Decision-Making in Nepal." Development Journal of the South 1, 1 (2015). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/djs/vol1/iss1/4