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Latest items for CWC-DATA-1

June 10, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Eight in ten women (82%) and men (81%) live in rural areas" (31).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"In 2014, the Mozambican population was of 25 million inhabitants, of which, 68% rural and only 32% urban. The proportion of women in the country is 52%, and this is predominantly visible in the adult age (between 20 and 44 years old) and particularly in the rural areas, where women constitute 55% of the population (the peak of women concentration is situated between the ages of 25 and 29 years old, 57%). Considering its relative smaller proportion in urban areas and in the adult age, it can be inferred that the male youth migrate from rural areas to cities, thus creating a tendency of feminization of rural areas (INE, Population...more
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"By residence, respondents are almost evenly split between urban and rural areas (49% and 51%, respectively)" (27). This is referring to female respondents (CEM - CODER COMMENT).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"A significant feature of the population is that most youth, both male and female reside in the rural areas. The number of rural youth is significantly higher in the pre-adolescent (10–14 years) category" (8-9).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"The majority of women and men (60%) live in urban areas" (27).
April 16, 2019, 7:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"The Committee is concerned, however, by the lack of data on the challenges that women face in terms of access to justice, in particular women living in rural areas where physical accessibility may be limited owing to the topography" (3). "Girls, mostly from rural areas, are frequently subjected to exploitative domestic work" (7).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"At the beginning of 2017, there were 7.67 million people living in rural areas, or 42.8 per cent of the total population. They included 3.83 million women (49.9%) and 3.84 million men (50.1%). In 2016, 3.7 million people were employed in rural areas, including 1.7 million women, or 45.7 per cent. In the non-commodity rural sectors, women are active primarily in the service sector" (36).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Graph 34 shows that, of the female residents in Chile, the 88% belongs to urban popularion; while the 12% is rural population. In men's case, the 86.5% correspondes to an urban population and the 13.5% to rural population. "Graph 35 shoes that, of the total rural population of Chile, the index of labor occupation ascends to 20%; while in the case of men its 80%" (29). Graph 36 shows the percentage of mena and women tan belong to indigenous groups. For women its the 9.2% of the Chilean women population and for men its the 8.8% (32).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Roughly 70% of Burma’s population lives in rural areas and the majority are employed in the agricultural sector" (page 17).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"The majority of the Comoran population is still rural (72% versus 28% in urban areas)" (page 2). "Table 2.7 presents the population distribution by age and sex of the interviewed households, by area of residence. Among the 23,373 people interviewed . . . a ratio of 90 men per 100 women in rural areas versus 93 in urban areas . . . The distribution of the population by area of residence indicates that the Comoran population is essentially rural. In effect, more than two-thirds (69%) of surveyed people live in rural areas versus 31% in urban areas" (page 17-18) (see Table 2.7). "The majority of interviewees resided, at the moment...more
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"In generating statistical information, the various agencies use their own methodological and theoretical definitions to describe the situation in the countryside, and these are not always comparable with one another. Among the most important statistical surveys on the matter are the 2011 national census of households and persons, which put the rural population at 5.32 per cent of the total (approximately 3 per cent men and 2 per cent women), and the agricultural census, which identifies rural production establishments" (page 34-35).
June 30, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Nearly a third of Indians now live in cities or towns, while villages are tied increasingly to urban economies" (Para 9).
June 28, 2018, 4:51 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"women in rural and remote areas, . . . form the majority of women in the State party" (page 13).
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"13 per cent of women in New Zealand lived in rural areas" (page 31).
May 30, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: CWC-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-2, GP-DATA-3

"According to the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gender and Community Development (MWAGCD), in Zimbabwe, women make up 70 percent of the rural population and 86 percent of women are involved in farming. Of the smallholder farmers who benefited from the government’s land reform program, only 18 percent are female; for commercial land, women constitute just 12 percent" (Para 6).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"In 2012, out of the total rural population of 412,425, there are 197,703 women and girls. Most iTaukei Fijian women live in villages and settlements throughout the 14 provinces whereas Fijian women of other ethnic groups live near urban centres and cane-growing areas" (35).
April 17, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Thirty-six percent of women live in an urban setting, while 63.7% live in a rural setting. For men, the division is 35.6% urban and 64.4% rural. See Table 3.1" (page 59).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"According to the 2012 census of population and housing, the 71.8 per cent of Sri Lankans live in areas demarcated as rural. Of this number 51.43 per cent are women with 10.4 per cent below the age of 15 years and 6.7 per cent over 65" (23).
Jan. 10, 2018, 4:43 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Women have also been raped inside displacement camps, and there are increasingly high levels of domestic violence" (para 8).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Cuba
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

The total population in 2007 was estimated to be 11,237,916 inhabitants, of which 24.5 percent were rural. Women made up 50 percent of the total population, while of the total rural population, women represented 47.2 percent (HDI: P1)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"37,000 women were working in agricultural activities in 2012, accounting for almost 9 per cent of all active women working population" (49)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

According to table 14, Rate of rural agricultural population by region and by sex in 2011-2012, Kayes had 50.9 men and 49.1 women, Koulikoro had 51.1 men and 48.9 women, Sikasso had 49.8 men and 50.2 women, Segou had 51.4 men and 48.6 women, Mopti had 53.2 men and 46.8 women, Tombouctou had 53.9 men and 46.1 women, Gao had 51.7 men and 48.3 women, the total rural agricultural population of men in Mali was 51.3 and women was 48.7 (38-39).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“About two-thirds of women and men live in rural areas. A majority of respondents live in the Lowlands (63% of women and 64% of men). Maseru has the highest percentage of respondents in any district and Qacha’s Nek the fewest: 28% of women and 30% of men live in Maseru district while only 3% of all respondents live in Qacha’s Nek” (31).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“Seven in ten respondents (72 percent of women) reside in the rural areas” (29). “More than one-third (35 percent) of the respondents live in Dhaka, 19 percent reside in Chittagong, 12 percent each in Rajshahi and Rangpur, 10 percent in Khulna, 7 percent in Sylhet, and 6 percent in Barisal. The proportion of sampled women in Chittagong and Rangpur divisions is similar to that in the 2011 BDHS. However, the proportion in three divisions has increased; in Dhaka by 2.5 percent, in Sylhet by 1.5 percent, and in Barisal by 0.6 percent. On the other hand, it decreased in two divisions; in Rajshahi by 3.1 percent and in Khulna by...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“Over half of the respondents live in rural areas (58 percent of women and 56 percent of men), and 3 in 10 live in the North West zone. Fourteen to 16 percent each of women and men live in the North Central, North West, or South West zone” (32).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“The distribution of women and men by residence is almost equal, with 49 percent of women and 50 percent of men residing urban areas. By region, Khomas has the highest percentage (weighted) of female and male respondents (23 percent and 25 percent, respectively), whereas Kunene has the lowest (3 percent for women and 2 percent for men)” (25). “Half of the respondents reside in rural areas, compared with 23 percent of women and 25 percent of men who live in Khomas region, where the capital city, Windhoek, is located” (25).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“More than half of women and men age 15-49 (54 percent and 53 percent, respectively) live in urban areas, an increase from 49 percent and 46 percent, reported in the 2008 GDHS” (31). “More than half of women (54 percent) and men (53 percent) live in urban areas, an increase from 49 percent and 46 percent, respectively, in the 2008 GDHS. By region, the largest proportion of women and men reside in Greater Accra (20 percent and 22 percent, respectively), and the smallest proportion reside in the Upper West region (2 percent each)” (32).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“The distribution of women and men by residence is almost equal, with 49 percent of women and 50 percent of men residing urban areas. By region, Khomas has the highest percentage (weighted) of female and male respondents (23 percent and 25 percent, respectively), whereas Kunene has the lowest (3 percent for women and 2 percent for men)” (25). “Half of the respondents reside in rural areas, compared with 23 percent of women and 25 percent of men who live in Khomas region, where the capital city, Windhoek, is located” (25).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“The distribution of women and men by residence is almost equal, with 49 percent of women and 50 percent of men residing urban areas. By region, Khomas has the highest percentage (weighted) of female and male respondents (23 percent and 25 percent, respectively), whereas Kunene has the lowest (3 percent for women and 2 percent for men)” (25). “Half of the respondents reside in rural areas, compared with 23 percent of women and 25 percent of men who live in Khomas region, where the capital city, Windhoek, is located” (25).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“Fifty-nine percent of women and 56 percent of men live in rural areas. The Rift Valley region has a quarter of all women (26 percent) and men (25 percent). The North Eastern region has 2 percent of all women and men. The remaining regions each have between 10 percent and 15 percent of the remaining population” (33, 34).