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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).
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Most OECD countries fall within this [11 to 24 percent] range, with Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand and the United Kingdom having no less than one-fifth of their children living with a single parent, again typically a lone mother” (para 7).
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

According to Figure 3, 23% of children in the United States were living in a single-mother household in 2015, while 4% of children were living in a single-father household. Among Asian children, 11% lived in a single-mother household, while 2% lived in a single-father household. Among White children, 15% lived in a single-mother household, and 4% lived in a single-father household. Among Hispanic children, 26% lived in a single-mother household, and 3% lived in a single-father household. Among Black children, 49% lived in a single-mother household, and 4% lived in a single-father household.
Aug. 25, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“A particularly high level of single-parent families is in South Africa where close to 40 percent of the children live with their mothers only and about 4 percent live with their fathers only” (para 6).
July 26, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Jordan
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"The results of the Population and Housing Census for 2015 recorded the number of Jordanian families headed by women at 249,241, or 12.8%. Most such families lived in urban areas. The same census revealed 42,749 Syrian refugee families headed by women, or 16.9% of the total" (para 5).
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 3.4 shows the distribution of households with children under 18 by type in 2013. Households without children was 71.3% and households with children was 28.7%. Within households with children, 19.2% of those have married couples, followed by 7.2% that have single mothers and 2.3% have single fathers (95)
June 6, 2017, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Sri Lanka is home to an estimated 90,000 war widows” (1). This is a quote from the narrator at 0:28 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Feb. 8, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2, SMES-DATA-3

"In almost half of two-parent households, both parents now work full-time, and in 40% of all families with children, the mother is the sole or primary breadwinner" (para 1).
Dec. 2, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"According to the 2011 census data, single-parent families comprised 25 per cent of all families in Slovenia, which is 6 percentage points more than in the 2002 census. Single-mother families comprised 84 per cent of all single-parent families. The prevailing family type was the nuclear family, comprised of married couples with children (56 per cent); couples with children living in cohabitation comprised 12 per cent" (50-51)
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Women head 36% of all households” (11).
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Thirteen percent of households are headed by a woman” (9). “The majority (88 percent) of households are headed by men. The proportion of female-headed households has increased from 11 percent in 2011 to 13 percent in 2014, with no urban-rural difference” (19).
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“One in five households are headed by a female” (11). “The majority (82 percent) of households are headed by men, with only 19 percent headed by women. The proportion of female-headed households has remained almost the same in the last five years” (19).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“The 2006-07 NDHS data indicate that 56 percent of households are headed by men, a decline of three percentage points from 2000 compared with a decline of ten percentage points between 1992 and 2000. In contrast, female-headed households increased from 31 percent in 1992 to 44 percent in 2006-07” (8). “Rural households are more likely than urban households to be headed by women (47 percent compared with 40 percent)” (8).
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Thirty-four percent of households are headed by women” (11). “Almost twice as many households are headed by men as by women (66 percent versus 34 percent), a pattern observed both in urban and in rural areas” (21). “Of the 19,074 children under age 18 reported in the 2014 GDHS, 55 percent live with both parents, 21 percent live with their mother only, although their father is alive, 4 percent live with their father only, although their mother is alive, and 13 percent live with neither of their natural or biological parents, although both parents are alive” (23).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:55 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“One in five households are headed by a female” (11). “The majority (82 percent) of households are headed by men, with only 19 percent headed by women. The proportion of female-headed households has remained almost the same in the last five years” (19).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“The 2006-07 NDHS data indicate that 56 percent of households are headed by men, a decline of three percentage points from 2000 compared with a decline of ten percentage points between 1992 and 2000. In contrast, female-headed households increased from 31 percent in 1992 to 44 percent in 2006-07” (8). “Rural households are more likely than urban households to be headed by women (47 percent compared with 40 percent)” (8).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“The 2006-07 NDHS data indicate that 56 percent of households are headed by men, a decline of three percentage points from 2000 compared with a decline of ten percentage points between 1992 and 2000. In contrast, female-headed households increased from 31 percent in 1992 to 44 percent in 2006-07” (8). “Rural households are more likely than urban households to be headed by women (47 percent compared with 40 percent)” (8).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“One-third of households are headed by women” (11). “Nationally, one-third of households are headed by women. A higher proportion of rural than urban households are headed by women (36 percent and 27 percent, respectively)” (21).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:47 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“One in five households are headed by a female” (11). “The majority (82 percent) of households are headed by men, with only 19 percent headed by women. The proportion of female-headed households has remained almost the same in the last five years” (19).
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Households in Swaziland are almost as likely to be headed by a woman as by a man (48 percent compared with 52 percent). There has been an increasing trend in the proportion of households headed by a woman, from 40 percent in the 1986 census to 43 percent in the 1997 census” (11). “Rural households are more likely than urban households to be headed by a woman; 52 percent of households in rural areas are headed by a woman compared to 39 percent in urban areas” (11). “Both rural and urban areas showed an increase in the proportion of households headed by a woman. The 1997 census found that 49 ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:45 a.m.
Countries: Philippines
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, SMES-DATA-3

“Nineteen percent of households are headed by women. The proportion of female-headed households is higher among households in urban areas than in rural areas (22 and 17 percent, respectively). The proportion of households headed by women has been increasing gradually over time, from 15 percent in 2003 to 17 percent in 2008 and 19 percent in 2013” (14).
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. 5, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"A noteworthy change has taken place with regard to gender roles. Currently, 80 per cent of households owe their subsistence to women. Women have become the breadwinners in many families" (16).
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Eleven percent of households are headed by a woman” (11). “The majority (89 percent) of households are headed by men. Only 11 percent of households are headed by women. The proportion of female-headed households has dropped from 13 percent in 2007 to 11 percent in 2011, with the drop more marked in rural than urban areas” (20).
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“The data for household composition show that, at the national level, women head 28 percent of Sierra Leonean households, a slightly higher proportion than observed in the 2008 SLDHS (22 percent). There are modest differences in female-headed households between urban areas (34 percent) and rural areas (25 percent)” (20). “About 14 percent live with their mother only while the father is alive; a slightly higher proportion than observed in the 2008 SLDHS (10 percent)” (21). “Seven percent live with their father while the mother is alive; a slightly higher proportion (9 percent) was observed in 2008” (21).
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, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

According to Annex 1: PROFILE OF WOMEN AND MEN IN THE POOREST HOUSEHOLDS, Number of 'female only' households for every 100 poorest households was 131 (250).
July 20, 2016, 12:51 a.m.
Countries: Somalia, Togo
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

According to Annex 1: PROFILE OF WOMEN AND MEN IN THE POOREST HOUSEHOLDS, Number of 'female only' households for every 100 poorest households was 107 (256).