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Latest items for CWC-DATA-1

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).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“The sex ratio in the rural areas is lower than that in the urban areas (88 percent compared with 91 percent), which may be due to higher rural-urban migration among men than among women” (10). “Women and men are distributed almost equally by urban-rural residence and across regions” (27).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“Almost three in women aged 15-49 (58 percent) were born in the barrios” (19). “More than half of the women respondents are living in urban areas (53 percent). Almost three out five are from Luzon (59 percent), with 18 percent from National Capital Region (NCR). One-sixth (16 percent) of respondents live in the Visayas region, while 25 percent come from Mindanao” (21). “Table 3.2 shows that almost three in five women were born in a barrio/rural area (58 percent) while about 42 percent were born in a city or town/poblacion. Five years before the survey, half of women aged 15-49 lived in the barrio/rural areas and the other half lived ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“Nearly two-thirds of respondents (64 percent of women and 62 percent of men) live in rural areas. The Northern region has the highest proportion of female respondents (38 percent), while the Western region has the smallest proportion (19 percent). Corresponding figures for men are 35 percent and 22 percent respectively” (35).
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"The MSAR has no rural area." (27)
May 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"For example, as seen in figure 1.8, scores of men of working age are enumerated in urban areas in Kenya. In the most productive age group (20–45) there are around 700 000 surplus men in urban areas and the number of men per 100 women exceeds 200 in some age groups, while at the same time and in the same age groups there is a surplus of approximately 1 million women in rural areas" (7).
May 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"In the case of China, while the general pattern is similar – more boys and men – there are still differences in specific age groups (figure 1.8). At younger ages, up to 10 years, the ratio is very high overall (around 120 boys per 100 girls) and is still higher in rural than in urban areas (122:117). At other ages, with the exception of the population in the 30–45 age group, the sex ratio is also higher in rural than urban areas (thus exacerbating the shortage of women in these areas). It is only at older ages that the sex ratio in urban areas exceeds the sex ratio in rural ...more
May 25, 2016, 11:30 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Statistics on the differences in sex ratios for urban and rural areas of the Russian Federation indicate that there are proportionally more women in urban areas, as seen in figure 1.8. Namely, in urban areas the number of men per 100 women is already below 100 in the 25–29 age group, while in rural areas this occurs only in the 50–54 age group, thus indicating a significant surplus of women in urban areas" (7).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"According to the 2003 population census in Montenegro there is a total of 162,153 families, 100,929 in urban areas and 61,224 in rural areas. There is the total of 30,456 spouses without children, 105,123 with children, 21,272 mothers with children and 5,302 fathers with children." (25) "According to the population census data,51 total agricultural population in Montenegro is 33,025, out of which 15,790 or 47.81% women. Out of the given number, 1,846 women are involved in agriculture in urban areas, and 13,944 in rural ones. Total active agricultural population working in Montenegro is 14,067. Out of this, 4,241 or 30.1% are women. Out of the given number, 439 work in ...more
May 1, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“The distribution of respondents by residence indicates that the majority of Rwandans live in rural areas (83 percent of women and 81 percent of men); 17 percent of women and 19 percent of men live in urban areas” (18).
April 30, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“Forty-two percent of women and 43 percent of men live in urban areas” (23).
April 27, 2016, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“More than half of women and men (54 percent and 53 percent, respectively) live in rural areas. By province, the largest proportion of female and male respondents (20 percent and 21 percent, respectively) live in Lusaka, while the smallest proportion reside in North Western (4 percent each)” (33, 34).
April 27, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“Almost two-thirds of respondents (64 percent of women and 62 percent of men) live in rural areas. The distribution of respondents by region shows that four in ten live in the Northern Region (41 percent of women and 38 percent of men), while the Eastern Region has the lowest proportion (18 percent of women and 19 percent of men)” (33).
April 26, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“The majority of respondents reside in rural areas, with only 19 percent of women and 17 percent of men residing in urban areas. About 12 percent of women and 13 percent of men live in Kampong Cham, and 11 percent of each live in the capital city of Phnom Penh” (47).
April 26, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

“About one-third of all women live in urban areas and two- thirds live in rural areas. By contrast, according to the 1997 YDMCHS, only one-quarter of female respondents resided in urban areas; however, by 2006, 31 percent of ever-married women were living in urban areas (CSO and MI, 1998; MOHP and UNICEF, 2008), almost identical to the 32 percent found in the 2013 YNHDS” (27).
March 11, 2016, 6:42 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

According to Table 5.1, in 1971 there were 39,829 females and 46,874 males living in urban areas. There were 23,655 females and 25,898 males living in rural areas. In 1981, there were 53,452 females and 61,052 males living in urban areas. There were 36,438 females and 41,890 males living in rural areas. In 1991, there were 82,804 females and 90,607 males living in urban areas. There were 40,062 females and 47,009 males living in rural areas. In 2001, there was 118,653 females and 120,046 males living in urban areas. There were 45,217 females and 48,928 males living in rural areas (67)
March 3, 2016, 11:33 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: CWC-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-2

"The Committee notes the lack of information and statistics about vulnerable groups of women, particularly rural women, single mothers, women with disabilities, refugees and migrant women who often suffer from multiple forms of discrimination, especially in regard to access to employment, health care, education and social benefits" (12)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Croatia
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"According to the Census (2001), Croatia has 246,089 inhabitants in rural areas, out of which 49.9 percent (121,611) are women" (57)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"Most women (70 per cent) live in rural areas where they mainly work in agriculture" (25)
Jan. 7, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: CWC-DATA-1

"rural women, who account for 81 per cent of all women in the State party" (13)