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Latest items for CL-DATA-1

June 9, 2021, 8:43 p.m.
Countries: Poland
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"In households where the highest income is earned by a woman, the percentage of persons living below the minimum subsistence level is higher, and this difference is more noticeable in rural areas. The distribution of poverty risk among people living alone and single parents is different. Among women living alone or only with children, the percentage of persons living below the minimum subsistence level is lower than among men in an analogous situation. Certainly, in these groups the situation of rural women is considerably worse as well" (81). In Table 23 titled "Persons living below the minimum subsistence level by the household reference person in urban and rural areas in...more
Feb. 27, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"According to the National report on Millennium Development Goals (2013), gender factor insignificantly affects the parameters of poverty. However, there are certain categories of women, such as elderly women, for whom poverty is a huge problem" (23). "The risks of deprivation poverty for women are more than half as much as many than for men: every tenth household of single man and every sixth household of single woman are poor. Only cohabitation with children and younger persons balance men and women in their level of poverty" (24).
Feb. 4, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"It is particularly concerned about the… Continued marginalization and poverty of the women and girls who survived the Gujarat riots and are living in the relief colonies and their precarious living conditions with limited access to education, health care, employment and security and poor infrastructure in terms of sanitation, water, transportation and housing" (4-5).
Jan. 31, 2021, 3:04 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SMES-DATA-1, CL-DATA-1

"On average, women currently retire with $90,000 less than men. By 2030 the retirement income gap is still expected to be 39%. Women, particularly single women, are thus at greater risk of experiencing poverty in retirement" (9).
Jan. 1, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
Countries: Pakistan
Variables: CL-DATA-1, MARR-LAW-3, ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Wives typically aren't allowed to attend school and have little hope of earning money to support their families, perpetuating poverty" (para 7).
Dec. 31, 2020, 6 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Liberal Democrat Education spokeswoman Layla Moran claimed victory over the announcement. She said: 'With 1 in 4 women saying they have experienced forms of period poverty, the Liberal Democrats have been fighting to ensure schools and hospitals are places where you can get free tampons and pads.However, this is not a silver bullet and we must continue to demand better for girls and women. It is vital the Conservative Government bring in more ambitious measures if we are to bring about the full eradication of period poverty'" (para 13-15).
Dec. 24, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"[N]early 27% of people living in poverty are women — 2% more than the number of men living in poverty" (para 10).
Oct. 26, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: CL-DATA-1

In Switzerland, 15% of both men and women ages 18-24, 11% of men and 12% of women ages 25-49, 10% of men and 13% of women ages 50-64, and 25% of men and 34% of women ages 65+ live in poverty.
Oct. 26, 2020, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CL-DATA-1

In Australia, 4% of both men and women with a partner but no children under 18 live in poverty. 9% of both men and women with a parter and with children under 18 live in poverty. 19% of men and 14% of women without a partner or children under 18 live in poverty. 20% of men and 33% of women with no partner and with children under 18 live in poverty.
Aug. 30, 2020, 9:08 p.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2, CL-DATA-1, CWC-DATA-4

"Women continue to be particularly affected by the ongoing transition to a market economy, poor economic development, high levels of unemployment, poverty, male out-migration, especially in recent years" (para 4).
July 28, 2020, noon
Countries: Argentina
Variables: CL-PRACTICE-1, CL-DATA-1

"90% of unpaid care labor is carried out by women, without substantial differences in socioeconomical leves nor in the qualitty of women in remunarate labor" (3).
June 20, 2020, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Data on poverty in Albania point to the feminisation of the phenomenon...lower rates of poverty reduction are found in rural areas where, aside from the numerous factors contributing to poverty, women's inferior social and economic position has had strong impact." In 2005, 16.1% of women in Albania lived in poverty.
Dec. 8, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The number of impoverished women has dropped by an enormous margin, and the severity of poverty of women has been continuously alleviated. In the 592 poorest counties which are made the main targets of national poverty alleviation and development work, the poverty rate of the female population decreased from 20.3 percent in 2005 to 9.8 percent in 2010" (para. 11).
July 11, 2019, 5:35 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"High rates of poverty and malnutrition among women and girls, especially those who belong to disadvantaged and marginalized communities, who reportedly have limited access to social security benefits and programme" (11).
June 19, 2019, 8:49 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the disproportionate levels of poverty among women and the lack of initiatives to increase tax collection for social expenditure" (13). Specific data not provided (CCS-CODER COMMENT).
June 10, 2019, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Mozambique
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The poverty index for 2012 showed an estimated gender inequality index at 0.582 points placing the country at the position 125 from 187 countries. This was however an improvement when compared to the estimation of 0.718 of 2008, i.e. 111 position among 169 countries (UNDP, Human Development Reports, 2010 and 2013). Poverty indexes in families headed by women are estimated at 58%, a drop of 4 percentage points when compared to the previous year" (8-9),
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"According to EU-SILC data (Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) for the year 2015, women in Austria are at higher risk of poverty or exclusion than men (19 and 16 per cent, respectively). At 18 per cent, female pensioners who live alone have a higher risk of poverty than male pensioners who live alone (14 per cent). Single-parent households — these are mainly single mothers and their children — have the highest risk of exclusion (42 per cent) of all household categories" (40),
June 2, 2019, 7:22 p.m.
Countries: Taiwan
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"NGOs reported that the monthly take home pay of some domestic workers was as low as 6.7 percent of the official poverty level" (p. 21).
May 28, 2019, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The Committee commends the State party for its achievements in combating poverty and notes that it ranks among the top new States members of the European Union in that regard. The Committee is, however, concerned about the some 30,000 persons, in particular women, who do not have decent housing" (10).
May 27, 2019, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: Netherlands
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"The Committee notes with concern that women and children are at a higher risk of poverty than men and that women accumulate lower pension benefits than men, resulting in higher poverty rates among older women. The Committee also notes with concern that informal care is provided mostly by women, which hampers their economic independence" (12).
Feb. 23, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
Countries: D R Congo
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Congolese women continue to have limited access to national economic resources and factors of production. This situation has deteriorated in recent years, especially due to the negative impact of repeated wars and permanent insecurity, particularly in eastern parts of the country. As a result, 61.2 per cent of women live below the poverty line, compared to 38.8 per cent of men (...) In general, women are poorly represented in paid employment and tend to work primarily in the agricultural and informal sectors, often in family businesses. Although they play an important role in the economy, they do not own productive assets, such as land and agricultural inputs, and do not...more
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"It is observed that 12.1% of women live in poverty by income, while 11.2% of men do. A significant decrease of men and women in situation of poverty by income is observed betwen 2006 and 2013. However, it is worth noting that poverty concentratates regularly to a greater extent in women" (5). The graph analyzing multimensional poverty shows that 20,4% of women are found in this situation, while the percentage for men is of 21,4% (6). Table 9 shows poverty rates disaggregated by sex and by area. In urban areas, 3.2% of women (258,593) and 2.9% of men (205,397) live in extreme poverty. In rural areas, 7.3% of women (81,576)...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: CL-DATA-1

"Poverty continued to affect women disproportionately, especially in rural and ethnic minority communities. While rural women were responsible for more than half of total agricultural production, the additional burdens of housework and child rearing also fell primarily on women" (20-21).
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, CL-DATA-1

“IWPR analysis of data from the Current Population Survey (U.S. Department of Commerce 2014a) indicates that 14.5 percent of women aged 18 and older in 2013 had family incomes that placed them below the federal poverty line, compared with 11.0 percent of men” (139)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Older women (65 and older) are more likely to live in poverty than older men (11.3 percent compared with 7.4 percent)” (142)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Native American women have the highest poverty rate at 28.1 percent, followed by black (25.7 percent) and Hispanic (24.0 percent) women. The poverty rate for white women is the lowest among the groups shown in Figure 4.4 and is less than half the rate for Native American, black, and Hispanic women (11.7 percent). For each of the largest racial and ethnic groups, women’s poverty rate is higher than men’s; the difference is greatest between Hispanic women and men” (141)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“More than one in five millennial women (22.4 percent) lives below the poverty line, compared with one in six (16.8 percent) millennial men (Appendix Table B4.5). Millennial women’s poverty rate is higher than the rate for adult women overall” (128)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1, DLB-DATA-1

“The National Alliance for Caregivers and AARP study (2009) found that, on average, caregivers spent 20 hours per week providing care, rising to almost 40 hours per week for those who lived with the person who needed care. The weekly time spent is not much lower for those who are employed: the 2014 Older Adult Caregiver Study found that adults who worked full-time while providing care for someone aged 50 and older spent a median of 16 hours per week on such care (Matos 2014). Time spent on support for parents and in-laws is twice as high for families living in poverty than it is for high-income families” (91)more
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“The percent of women living above poverty, however, declined from 87.9 in 2002 to 85.5 in 2013” (126)
Aug. 31, 2018, 10:10 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-DATA-1

“Immigrant women are more likely than U.S.-born women to live in poverty (19.7 percent compared with 14.7 percent). Among the ten largest sending countries, immigrant women from the Dominican Republic (30.3 percent), Mexico (30.0 percent), Cuba (22.6 percent), and El Salvador (20.8 percent) have the highest poverty rates. Immigrant women from India (5.7 percent), the Philippines (6.9 percent), and Canada (11.1 percent) have the lowest poverty rates” (131)