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Latest items for SMES-DATA-3

Aug. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m.
Countries: Estonia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"During the reporting period the re has been a decrease in the number of children whose parents are not married and whose father is not identified when registering the birth. When in 2006 the proportion of such registrations was 15,78% then by 2011 it had decreased to 9,73%" (44).
July 29, 2021, 3:23 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"In a number of camps in Nigeria, women significantly outnumber men and are the de facto heads of their households. This puts even more pressure on women to find ways to earn extra income and support their families which in turn increases their exposure to sexual abuse and exploitation" (para 11).
June 29, 2021, 4 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"The percentage of households headed by women in Palestine in 2020 was 11% (12% in the West Bank and 9% in Gaza Strip), owing to the absence of the husband as a result of death and political prison in Israel" (para 8).
May 31, 2021, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Peru
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"In Peru, 52 percent of Afro-Peruvian families are headed by females, compared to 29 percent nationally and 39 percent in some of the poorest socioeconomic sectors of society" (para 6).
April 30, 2021, 8:17 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"El Kosman said the bill doesn't reflect the reality of Egypt today, where 18.1 percent of women are the head of their households" (para 5).
April 26, 2021, 11:49 a.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Within the SPRAR (Protection System for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees), it is detected the presence of a large number of beneficiaries alone with their children: 314 of 754 are single-parent families (42 per cent) of these, only two cases of one-parent family were headed by the father" (36).
Feb. 26, 2021, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Ethiopia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

“Similar constraints explain the much higher incidence of women-headed households in small towns in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Even when women have equal land rights, cultural constraints as well as lack of labour and capital make it difficult for women-headed households to rely on farming, and the wider income-generating opportunities in urban centres are a main reason for migration” (pp. 16).
Feb. 26, 2021, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Similar constraints explain the much higher incidence of women-headed households in small towns in Tanzania and Ethiopia. Even when women have equal land rights, cultural constraints as well as lack of labour and capital make it difficult for women-headed households to rely on farming, and the wider income-generating opportunities in urban centres are a main reason for migration” (pp. 16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Malawi, Rwanda
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15). Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, Colombia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso, Central African Rep, Cote D'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15). Table 3: Percentage of women-headed households, rural and urban, latest available year (1990–2004) shows the difference in percentage of female headed houses between rural and urban areas (pp. 15-16).
Feb. 13, 2021, 12:41 p.m.
Countries: Botswana, Ghana
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

Figure 2: Women-headed households in urban and rural areas in selected African Countries shows the percentage of female headed houses in rural versus urban areas in several countries (pp. 15).
Feb. 10, 2021, 10:01 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Rokna cited comments from Iranian lawmaker Nahid Tajeddin, who told parliamentary news site ICANA last August that there were more than 3 million female-headed households in the country, a number she said had increased significantly in the past decade relative to the growth in male-headed households" (para 9). "The Iranian lawmaker, who represents the central city of Isfahan, said divorce is another major reason for the rise in the number of female-headed households. The increase also has resulted in more teenage girls leading households while they struggle with the impact of the pandemic" (para 10-11).
Jan. 31, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: SMES-DATA-3, MARR-DATA-1, WR-DATA-1, ATDW-DATA-1

“According to data from the 2014 census, Angolan families are composed of an average of 4.6 people; 62 per cent of households are headed by men and 38 per cent by women; 14.1 per cent of Angolans are married, 3.5 per cent are widowed, 2.9 per cent are separated or divorced, 33.7 per cent live in domestic partnerships and 46 per cent are single” (pp. 24). Figure “5 Demographic and social indicators from the 2014 census” shows the demographic indicators of the country including marriage rates and head of household rates (pp. 25).
July 19, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Nepal
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"The proportion of female-headed households has almost doubled in the past 15 years, from 16% in 2001 to 31% in 2016. This seems to be the result of recent migration" (13).
July 3, 2020, 4:25 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Women head 27% of households in Zambia" (13).
June 5, 2020, 1:19 p.m.
Countries: Papua New Guinea
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Men head the vast majority of households (83%), with 18% of households headed by women (Table 2.11)" (12). "The percentage of female-headed households has not changed during that period (17% in 2006 versus 18% in 2016-18)" (12).
May 31, 2020, 6:36 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: SMES-DATA-3, ATFPA-LAW-1

"15 percent of house-holds have female heads" (17).
May 15, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

" A majority of the households in Nigeria are headed by men (82%)" (17).
April 14, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Most households (85%) are headed by men, and a small proportion (15%) are headed by women" (11).
March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Men head the majority of Maldivian households (56%), with 44% of households headed by women" (14). "The percentage of female-headed households increased during that period [2009 to 2016] (35% in 2009 versus 44% in 2016-17)" (14). Table 2.10, titled "Household composition", shows that 55.7 percent of households are headed by men, while 44.3 percent are headed by women (25). Table 2.11, titled "Children's living arrangements and orphanhood" shows the percentage of children living with both parents, with a single parent, or in some other arrangement. 60.5 percent of children aged 0-4 live with both parents, compared with 56.5 percent for children aged 5-9, 53.8 percent for children aged 10-14, and...more
Dec. 14, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: SMES-DATA-3

"Though single motherhood is on the rise in Japan, it is largely due to divorce rather than women choosing to have children on their own" (para 41).
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).