Table 19

Table : Gender-related attitudes


Percentage of women who disagree ( reflecting gender-egalitarian ideas) with specific statements about gender-based roles, by background characteristics, Cambodia 2005

Background characteristic

Percent of women who disagree with the statement:

Mean number of statements with which there is disagreement
Important decisions should be made by men Husband should not help with household chores Married women should not be allowed to work Wife does not have the right to express her opinion Acceptable for a men to have extramarital sex Wife should tolerate beatings to keep family together Better to educate sons than daughters Number of women
Age
  15-19 59.7 2.2 61.0 8.8 85.8 89.4 65.3 925 3.7
  20-29 51.7 1.7 61.1 8.7 89.7 89.4 56.5 1,287 3.6
  30-39 49.5 1.3 54.3 9.8 90.6 89.2 50.3 1,065 3.5
  40-49 51.7 2.6 56.3 10.0 89.4 90.1 49.2 924 3.5
Marital status
  Never-married 59.0 2.0 62.9 8.3 85.0 89.1 63.3 1,368 3.7
  Married 48.5 1.8 55.9 9.8 91.5 89.5 50.8 2,508 3.5
  Divorced or separated 63.2 4.5 61.7 8.8 92.1 94.8 54.9 172 3.8
  Widowed 60.0 0.9 52.3 11.4 79.2 87.9 56.8 153 3.5
Number of living children
  0 59.0 2.1 62.8 8.6 85.6 89.7 62.3 1,589 3.7
  1-2 48.0 1.2 57.3 9.5 92.4 90.5 53.0 1,178 3.5
  3-4 51.5 1.4 54.1 8.5 89.9 87.9 50.7 858 3.4
  5+ 48.5 3.6 54.3 12.1 89.9 89.7 47.3 576 3.5
Residence
  Urban 56.7 1.6 70.7 10.1 86.0 90.7 58.9 752 3.7
  Rural 52.1 2.0 55.6 9.1 89.6 89.3 54.5 3,449 3.5
Province
  Banteay Mean Chey 21.9 3.7 60.7 13.3 94.1 94.0 36.2 156 3.2
  Kampong Cham 55.6 1.9 36.7 9.4 64.1 83.7 54.1 557 3.1
  Kampong Chhnang 76.5 1.2 73.5 2.6 94.9 89.3 61.5 140 4.0
  Kampong Speu 59.5 1.5 64.7 10.7 90.4 78.1 54.3 216 3.6
  Kampong Thom 83.6 2.5 42.5 9.1 96.1 95.2 57.2 197 3.9
  Kandal 51.1 1.0 70.9 0.4 95.3 97.6 54.7 409 3.7
  Kratie 51.5 4.5 58.7 19.8 95.2 91.4 55.0 76 3.8
  Phnom Penh 53.1 0.3 84.5 7.6 90.5 97.7 55.9 480 3.9
  Prey Veng 51.0 2.8 66.5 13.9 95.7 88.3 73.7 331 3.9
  Pursat 78.3 11.2 58.1 19.3 93.3 92.5 64.1 115 4.2
  Siem Reap 40.7 0.8 55.3 6.8 91.8 86.5 53.3 327 3.4
  Svay Rieng 26.6 1.6 58.5 6.4 96.6 77.5 55.9 153 3.2
  Takeo 58.9 1.3 64.6 3.2 95.1 95.2 48.4 260 3.7
  Otdar Mean Chey 99.2 0.7 99.1 98.7 100.0 99.6 99.9 48 6.0
  Banttambang/ Krong Paillin 52.0 0.6 37.6 10.0 93.5 92.0 61.3 287 3.5
  Kampot/Krong Kep 50.0 2.0 53.3 7.2 92.8 87.7 46.4 228 3.4
  Krong Preash Sihanouk/Kaoh
  Kong
45.5 3.3 37.2 5.4 57.5 61.4 42.4 91 2.5
  Preah Vihear/Steung Steng 28.1 3.1 45.0 7.9 97.1 92.7 24.4 83 3.0
  Mondoul Kiri/Rattanakiri 31.5 4.6 22.3 15.0 83.7 79.3 45.8 48 2.8
Education
  No education 47.6 3.1 47.2 11.9 88.2 87.1 47.5 801 3.3
  Primary 49.3 1.6 55.1 9.9 89.4 88.3 51.1 2,322 3.4
  Secondary or more 64.8 1.7 73.4 6.1 88.6 94.1 70.0 1,079 4.0
Current employment
  Employed for cash 51.8 2.2 61.3 7.4 87.3 90.3 53.2 1,720 3.5
  Employed not for cash 52.5 1.4 54.8 9.5 90.4 89.6 54.1 983 3.5
  Not employed 54.5 1.9 57.2 11.4 89.9 88.7 58.4 1,499 3.6
 
Total 52.9 1.9 58.3 9.3 89.0 89.5 55.3 4,201 3.6