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

Latest items for SMES-DATA-3

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).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 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).
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
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, SMES-DATA-1, SMES-DATA-2, SMES-DATA-3

"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).
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).