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Nov. 10, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"It has been estimated that in middle-income countries such as the Republic of Korea and South Africa, unpaid care work represents the equivalent of 15% of gross domestic product (GDP) if it were valued in monetary terms (as when such services are subject to market transactions). The comparable figure is 63% for low-income countries such as India and Tanzania (Budlender 2010)
Nov. 10, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"A study on the Indian state of Gujarat estimated that reducing to 1 hour a day the time spent fetching water by women would allow the women to increase their incomes by $100 yearly using the time saved (United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] 2006)"(3)."It has been estimated that in middle-income countries such as the Republic of Korea and South Africa, unpaid care work represents the equivalent of 15% of gross domestic product (GDP) if it were valued in monetary terms (as when such services are subject to market transactions). The comparable figure is 63% for low-income countries such as India and Tanzania (Budlender 2010). If this unpaid care work were ...more
Nov. 10, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"It has been estimated that in middle-income countries such as the Republic of Korea and South Africa, unpaid care work represents the equivalent of 15% of gross domestic product (GDP) if it were valued in monetary terms (as when such services are subject to market transactions"(3)
Nov. 10, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"It has been estimated that in middle-income countries such as the Republic of Korea and South Africa, unpaid care work represents the equivalent of 15% of gross domestic product (GDP) if it were valued in monetary terms (as when such services are subject to market transactions"(3)"If this unpaid care work were to be financed by the public purse, it would represent 94% of the total tax revenue of the Republic of Korea"(3)
Oct. 26, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1, LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-DATA-3

"98 percent were currently or previously had been homeless"(para 8). These results are from a study of 105 Native women in Minnesota who had been sexually trafficked (ENB-Coder Comment)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

In Table 4.1 it shows that the percent of women living above poverty, aged 18 and older in 2013 was 84.5% (125)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

Figure 4.4 shows poverty rates by gender and race/ethnicity in 2013. In general, 15.5% of women live in poverty and 11.9% of men live in poverty. For Native Americans, it’s 28.1% for women and 24.4% for men. For Black Americans, 25.7% of women live in poverty and 20.4% of men live in poverty. For Hispanic Americans, 24% of women and 17.3% of men live in poverty. For Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, 13% of women and 12.2% of men live in poverty. For white Americans, 11.7% of women and 9.1% of men live in poverty. For women and men of other races or who are multiracial, it’s 19.7% and 15.3% for women ...more
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“In 2009, Social Security lifted more than 14 million women and men aged 65 and older above the poverty line; without Social Security’s programs, one-third of women in the United States aged 65–74 and half of women aged 75 and older would be poor” (142)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“More than one in five millennial [those aged 16–34 in 2013] women (22.4 percent) lives below the poverty line, compared with one in six (16.8 percent) millennial men…Millennial women are most likely to be poor if they live in Mississippi (33.9 percent), and least likely to be poor if they live in Alaska or Maryland (14.0 percent each)” (128)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Mississippi…ranks last on the percentage of women above poverty, and among the bottom ten on the percentage of women with health insurance coverage and with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Mississippi’s best ranking is on women-owned businesses, where the state comes in 30th place, in the middle third” (124)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Immigrant women are more likely than U.S.-born women to live in poverty (19.7 percent compared with 14.7 percent)” (131)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“The percent of women living above poverty, however, declined from 87.9 in 2002 to 85.5 in 2013” (126)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“IWPR [Institute for Women’s Policy Research] analysis of data from the Current Population Survey (U.S. Department of Commerce 2014a) indicates that 14.5 percent of women aged 18 and older in 2013 had family incomes that placed them below the federal poverty line, compared with 11.0 percent of men” (139)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Poverty rates also differ substantially among detailed racial and ethnic groups. Among Hispanic women, those of Honduran (30.8 percent) and Guatemalan (30.1 percent) descent had the highest poverty rates, with rates that were more than twice as high as the group with the lowest rate, women of Argentinian descent (11.7 percent). Among Asian/Pacific Islander women, the groups with the highest poverty rates—those who identify as Hmong and Bangladeshi (25.8 percent and 25.7 percent)—are more than three times as likely to be poor as those who identify as Filipino and Indian, who are the least likely to be poor and have poverty rates of 7.0 and 8.4 percent, respectively. Native American ...more
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Women in Alaska are the least likely to live in poverty; more than nine in ten (91.0 percent) women in this state live in families with incomes above the federal poverty line. New Hampshire and Maryland rank second and third, with 90.8 and 89.6 percent of women living above poverty. Women are the most likely to live in poverty in Mississippi, where only 75.7 percent of women have family incomes above the poverty line. In New Mexico and Louisiana, the second and third worst states on this indicator, 78.5 percent and 80.0 percent of women live above poverty” (140)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Women who live with a same-sex partner are more likely to live in poverty than women married to men (7.4 percent compared with 6.2 percent) and men living with a same-sex partner (3.5 percent). Single women and women who live with (but are not married to) a different-sex partner have much higher poverty rates at 24.5 and 14.3 percent, respectively” (135)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Native American women have the highest poverty rate at 28.1 percent, followed by black (25.7 percent) and Hispanic (24.0 percent) women. The poverty rate for white women is the lowest among the groups shown in Figure 4.4 and is less than half the rate for Native American, black, and Hispanic women (11.7 percent)” (141)
March 10, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Despite a substantial reduction in poverty rates over time, from 49 per cent in 1990 to approximately 25 per cent in 2007, poverty and inequality remain prevalent. Of those living in poverty in 2007, around 72 per cent lived in rural areas, 56 per cent were women and 95 per cent had little to no education"(4)."In 2013, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women expressed concern that rural women faced many difficulties with regard to poverty, access to housing and to clean water and sanitation services (see CEDAW/C/CPV/CO/7-8, para. 30). The Committee was concerned that the absence of a land registration system prevented rural women from using ownership ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The decline was mostly concentrated among less-educated women and was likely to have been poverty-driven. Living conditions in Iraq deteriorated during the embargo and have failed to improve after 2003. Nearly 25 percent of Iraqis live below the poverty line, and many families still rely on the public distribution system for basic food items" (18).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“The smallest proportions of both women (16 percent) and men (14 percent) are in the lowest wealth quintile. Almost half of the population (48 percent of women and 49 percent of men) is in the two highest wealth quintiles” (34).
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Forty-four percent of women and 46 percent of men are in the two highest wealth quintiles, while an equal proportion of both sexes (19 percent each) are in the lowest wealth quintile” (35).
July 18, 2016, 10:13 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Social transfers also narrow the gender gap in poverty rates and increase women’s access to personal income...In Guatemala, for example, women’s poverty rates are 4.2 percentage points higher than men’s before transfers but almost 1 percentage point lower after transfers" (135).
June 27, 2016, 9:53 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"According to the NSO, the number women living under the poverty line dropped from 20.3% in 2000 to 7.8% in 2009, while those numbers of men decreased from 21.7% to 8.5% over the same period" (30).
May 28, 2016, 6:59 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"In 2011, in case of 35% of poverty rates among population, poverty rates of men and women comprised 34.5% and 35.5%, respectively, whereas the proportion of women among the poor population is lower by 8 percentage point from that of men" (42).
May 25, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: CL-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.1, approximately 19% of women live in poverty compared to approximately 18% of men (160). "By contrast, men in one-person households have much higher poverty rates than women in such households in two European countries: Hungary (12 per cent of women and 23 per cent of men) and Poland (18 and 26 per cent, respectively)" (165). According to Figure 8.4, approximately 23% of men living alone live below the poverty level compared to approximately 28% of women living alone (165). According to Figure 8.5, approximately 62% of the poor over the age of 65 are women while approximately 51% of the poor under the age of 65 ...more
May 25, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: CL-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.1, approximately 19% of women live in poverty compared to approximately 16% of men (160). According to Figure 8.4, approximately 34% of men living alone live below the poverty level compared to approximately 44% of women living alone (165). According to Figure 8.5, approximately 65% of the poor over the age of 65 are women while approximately 52% of the poor under the age of 65 are women (166).
May 25, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: CL-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.1, approximately 38% of women live in poverty compared to approximately 39% of men (160).
May 25, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: CL-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.1, approximately 13% of women live in poverty compared to approximately 11% of men (160). According to Figure 8.4, approximately 20% of men living alone live below the poverty level compared to approximately 24% of women living alone (165). According to Figure 8.5, approximately 73% of the poor over the age of 65 are women while approximately 48% of the poor under the age of 65 are women (166).
May 25, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: CL-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.1, approximately 59% of women live in poverty compared to approximately 58% of men (160).
May 25, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: CL-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.1, approximately 47% of women live in poverty compared to approximately 46% of men (160).