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Latest items for SMES-DATA-3

Aug. 21, 2019, 10:15 p.m.
Countries: Zimbabwe
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Table 2.9 shows that 59 percent of households are headed by males and 41 percent are headed by females" (13).
July 12, 2019, 8:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3, WR-DATA-1

"In Cambodia, over one-fourth (27.1 per cent) of all households are headed by women, and the proportion widowed is five times higher among women than it is among men" (5).
July 8, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Table 2.9 shows that 3 in every 10 households (31%) are headed by women, similar to the proportions found in the 2000-01 (28%), 2006 (30%), and 2011 (30%) UDHS surveys" (15).
June 20, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Rwanda
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"After the 1994 genocide, which left many women as heads of households, women assumed a larger role in the formal sector, and many operated their own businesses. According to the National Institute of Statistics’ 2014 Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey, 26 percent of households were headed by women, and 24 percent of these households were in the lowest socioeconomic category. Women’s work was more concentrated in the agricultural sector, with 79 percent of women engaged in agricultural work, compared with 59 percent of men. Women worked in sales and commerce in similar proportion to men" (Pg 33).
June 5, 2019, 11:40 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"The majority of households are headed by males, with one-third (33 percent) headed by females" (20)
May 10, 2019, 3:08 p.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"On average, households in the Philippines have 4.2 members, and 21% of households are female-headed" (6).
May 1, 2019, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Men head the vast majority of households (83%)" (7). "The majority of children under 18 (84%) live with both parents, and only 2% do not live with one of the biological parents; 11% live with the mother only, even though the father is alive, and 1% live with the father only, even though the mother is alive (Table 2.8)" (11).
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"The COI reported that the large number of missing men contributed to a sharp rise in female-headed households and increased the number of female IDPs and refugees" (para 13).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Circular 002/2016, which gives priority to female heads of household and rural women who filed applications for allocation of vacant land, parcels from the National Savings Fund (FNA) or applicants for subsidies" (35).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"72 per cent of children under the age of 18 live with both parents, 15 per cent — with only their mother, 6 per cent — with only their father and 6 per cent — without either parent" (3).
March 1, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Twenty-one percent of households are headed by women" (7).
Feb. 1, 2019, 2:36 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Men head the majority of Ethiopian households (75%), with only 1 in 4 households headed by women (Table 2.9)" (13).
Oct. 19, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Table 2.8 presents the division of households by sex of the head of household and by size of the household. The results show that in 61% of cases, the head of the household is male. Variations by residence location are not significant. Compared to 1996, we can conclude that the proportion of female heads of household has somewhat increased, ranging from 32% to 39%" (page 18) (see Table 2.8). Table 2.8, Household composition, indicates that in Moroni, the percentage of female-headed households is 33.4%; in other cities, 42.3%; in all urban areas, 39.4%; in rural areas, 39.2%; and overall, 39.3% (page 18).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

There is a "case of 27-year-old Hadir Makaqi, dubbed "Egypt's first single mother" by the Egyptian media" (para. 8). "In Egypt, 25% of households are headed by single women, according to the Ministry of Social Solidarity. A report released by the national statistics agency on March 8 revealed that women are the breadwinners for more than 3.3 million families in Egypt, 14% of the total" (para. 19).
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: SMES-DATA-3, WR-DATA-1

"According to a March UN Women in Iraq Factsheet, there were 1.6 million widows in the country and even more female-headed households" (para 253)
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:23 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"...over the last four years, support has been provided to 270,674 families headed by women (26 per cent of the total), through various social programmes and conditional transfers…" (16).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-3, CBMC-DATA-1

“Of the 33.4 million households with children under 18, 22.3 million are headed by married couples, 8.4 million by single mothers, and 2.7 million by single fathers” (95)
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, SMES-DATA-3

"The Committee is further concerned about the common practice of fathers denying the paternity of their biological children, leading to the general failure of men to meet their parental obligations and resulting in the poverty of the numerous female-headed households and the children concerned" (16).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"The Committee notes that 71 per cent of maintenance recipients are single mothers, who constitute 84 per cent of all single-parent families" (14).
April 17, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Women head 25% of all households. . . . The 2004-05 TDHS also estimated the average household size to be 4.9 and found one-quarter of households to be female-headed" (page 25-26) See also Table 2.9 (page 37).
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"According to the 2012 census of population and housing there are...1,270,293 female headed household" (13). "23.4 per cent of households are headed by women" (21).
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-3

"Nearly 40 per cent of households are run solely by women and, because of a lack of fair income, nearly all these homes suffer from poverty or extreme poverty (FSD, 2014)" (28).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"[female-headed households] accounted for 9.3 per cent of all Palestinian households in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 2011" (58).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Housing allowance for families with children can be paid to families with low incomes. A number of investments have been made in housing allowance since 2012 in order to improve the financial situation of these households, Housing allowance can also be paid to young people without children. More women than men are single parent, which means that more women than men receive housing allowance. Of the households that only had 1 applicant in December 2013, 103,814 were women and 35,858 were men" (page 56).
Jan. 8, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Women head 23% of households" (11).
Jan. 8, 2018, 10:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Today in Egypt, one-third of Egyptian households are headed by women" (para 9).
Dec. 7, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria

"And the impacts [from the oil spill caused by militant groups] on families are dire: Sarah Okolo is doubtful she can raise the startup money for her food stall. On average it takes her twenty minutes to walk to the market, but Okolo worries that her working day would mean her two small children would have to be on their own for too long, and she does not have an arrangement for somebody to watch them for the whole day. This has become an especially important consideration, as she fears her four-year old son has fallen ill from drinking contaminated groundwater. But without much money and limited access to healthcare,...more
Oct. 30, 2017, 6:39 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Following up, [Wahibah] Saleh said, 'Nubian society is an open society from the inside. There is a great deal of integration between women and men. Women are not forced into marrying and have the right to live alone, but not to marry a non-Nubian'"(para 12)
Oct. 26, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Twin quakes in April and May 2015 killed some 9,000 people in the Himalayan nation, leaving many women to fend for themselves in a country where widows face hostility, abuse, discrimination and even enslavement"(para 4)
Sept. 16, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Many women in this area are single mothers. Their children depend only on them, so it is essential to ensure optimal working conditions to perform our duties without any risks" (para 9).