The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
women in the world.

Latest items for SMES-DATA-1

Sept. 16, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Many of the women [in construction work] are single mothers with few resources. They struggle day by day to stand out in jobs mostly occupied by men, and for better working conditions when they are hired" (para 22).
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

Figure 4.5 shows the percent of households with income below poverty by household type in 2013. For single women with children, 43.1% have an income below the poverty line. For single men with children, 23.6% have an income below poverty. 20.9% of single women without children live below poverty. 17.6% of single men without children live below poverty. 8.5% of married couples with children live below poverty. 4% of married couples without children have an income below poverty (145)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

“More than four in ten households (43.1 percent) headed by single women with children live in poverty, compared with nearly one in four (23.6 percent) households headed by single men with children and fewer than one in ten (8.5 percent) married couples with children. Married couples without children have the lowest poverty rate (4.0 percent)” (143)
June 16, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

“More than half of single women with children live in poverty in Mississippi (54.4 percent), Kentucky (52.8 percent), Alabama and West Virginia (52.4 percent each), and Louisiana (51.5 percent)” (143)
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"There is also a high risk of poverty in the unemployed (43.8% in women and 44.8% in men) and tenants (31.8% in women and 27.6% in men). In the 2008–2011 period, the at-risk-of-poverty rate increased for all these groups" (48)
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"These initiatives have helped to reduce poverty. However, it should be noted that 64.2 per cent of households headed by a woman who does not receive funds transfers are poor, compared to 48 per cent of households headed by a woman who does receive funds transfers" (37).
Sept. 6, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Women withdraw cases of domestic violence after complaining to the police for a variety of reasons...In the current economic climate, they may be unable to support themselves and their children alone....The lack of societal or legal support for victims of domestic violence often leaves women withlittle recourse but to remain in abusive relationships"(42)
Aug. 22, 2016, 8:39 a.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2, SMES-DATA-3, ATDW-LAW-2

"One-third of all families are headed by females. Two-thirds of those families live below the poverty line. Single mothers with children have status as legal heads of household with full parental authority. In two-parent households, mothers and fathers share authority. Among more traditional families that are subject to customary law, males remain dominant" (1051)
Aug. 16, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

"She [Asha Abdi] added that, in the Isles women’s right to have their contributions back when they are divorced has been ignored some thing which results to most of them to remain living in a total poverty with their children fail to get basic rights"(para 7)
July 26, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2, SMES-DATA-3

"Data was collected on a total of 6,973 persons, including 1,355 persons under the age of 15 years and 5,618 persons 15 years of age or older. The CALC noted that poor households had a lower share of males between the ages of 15 and 59 than non-poor households. It also noted that the sex distribution of head of household was 49.3 per cent male and 50.7 per cent female. The mean head of household age for males was 54 years and for females 56 years. In relation to poverty status, 11.5 per cent of male headed households were categorised as poor, while 19.4 per cent of female headed households ...more
July 20, 2016, 12:47 a.m.
Countries: Denmark, India, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Africa, Sweden
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"At one end of the spectrum, transfers in Denmark, Poland and Sweden reduce poverty among single mothers by 70–90 per cent. At the other end, transfers in India, Italy, Japan and South Africa reduce poverty among single mothers by 18–30 per cent" (137).
July 14, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2

"Nevertheless, women still constitute the majority of the poor with about 47 per cent of women-headed household poor, compared to the 44 per cent average for all poor households. Women are still disproportionately financially excluded (32.2 per cent female compared to 22.4 per cent for men), without sufficient capital or adequate collateral to obtain loans and other financial services" (33-34)
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.3, lone female-headed households with children have the highest poverty rate at approximately 10% compared to lone male-headed households with children or households of couples with or without children (163).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Greater poverty rates for female-headed households, by more than 5 percentage points, were observed in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" (162). According to Figure 8.3, lone female-headed households with children have the highest poverty rate at approximately 49% compared to lone male-headed households with children or households of couples with or without children (163).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2, approximately 50% of female-headed households and male-headed households live in poverty (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"On the other hand, higher poverty rates for male-headed households, by more than 5 percentage points, were observed in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru" (162). "Although households of couples with or without children headed by women in general fare better in Latin America and the Caribbean, it must be noted that their proportion in total households is relatively low, ranging from 1 per cent in Guatemala to 12 per cent in Jamaica, with an exceptionally high value of 20 per cent for Haiti" (163). According to Figure 8.3, male-headed households of couples with or without children have the highest poverty rate at approximately 36% compared to lone male ...more
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2, over 30% of female-headed households and male-headed households live in poverty (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Table 8.2, 38% of lone mothers with children lived below the poverty line compared to 13% of lone fathers in 2003 (164).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"In Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Nigeria (all in Western Africa) the poverty rates for male-headed households were higher than those for female-headed households by more than 8 percentage points" (161). According to Figure 8.2, almost 20% of female-headed households live in poverty compared to over 30% of male-headed households (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2, approximately 43% of female-headed households live in poverty compared to approximately 44% of male-headed households (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2, less than 40% of female-headed households live in poverty compared to approximately 40% of male-headed households (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Table 8.2, 35%of lone mothers with children lived below the poverty line compared to 16% of lone fathers in 2007 (164).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Table 8.2, 23%of lone mothers with children lived below the poverty line compared to 12% of lone fathers in 2007 (164).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"Greater poverty rates for female-headed households, by more than 5 percentage points, were observed in Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela" (162). "Although households of couples with or without children headed by women in general fare better in Latin America and the Caribbean, it must be noted that their proportion in total households is relatively low, ranging from 1 per cent in Guatemala to 12 per cent in Jamaica, with an exceptionally high value of 20 per cent for Haiti" (163). According to Figure 8.3, lone female-headed households with children have the highest poverty rate at approximately 53% compared to lone male-headed households with children ...more
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"On the other hand, higher poverty rates for male-headed households, by more than 5 percentage points, were observed in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru…In 16 of the 20 countries with available data in the region, the poverty rates for households of lone mothers with children are higher than they are for households of lone fathers with children by more than 5 percentage points. In the remaining four countries -- El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama -- the poverty rates for the two types of households are similar" (162). According to Figure 8.3, male-headed households of couples with or without children have the highest poverty rate at approximately 22% ...more
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2, approximately 70% of female-headed households live in poverty compared to approximately 72% of male-headed households (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2, approximately 45% of female-headed households live in poverty compared to approximately 50% of male-headed households (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

"In Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Nigeria (all in Western Africa) the poverty rates for male-headed households were higher than those for female-headed households by more than 8 percentage points. For example, 44 per cent of people living in female-headed households in Nigeria were poor compared to 58 per cent of people living in male-headed households" (161). According to Figure 8.2, less than 50% of female-headed households live in poverty compared to almost 60% of male-headed households (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2, approximately 68% of female-headed households live in poverty compared to approximately 70% of male-headed households (162).
May 25, 2016, 3:25 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SMES-DATA-1

According to Figure 8.2, approximately 15% of female-headed households and male-headed households live in poverty (162).