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Latest items for CWC-DATA-1

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).
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).