• Households of lone mothers with young children are more likely to be poor than households of lone fathers with young children.
• Women are more likely to be poor than men when living in one-person households in many countries from both the more developed and the less developed regions.
• Women are overrepresented among the older poor in the more developed regions.
• Existing statutory and customary laws limit women’s access to land and other types of property in most countries in Africa and about half the countries in Asia.
• Fewer women than men have cash income in the less developed regions, and a significant proportion of married women have no say in how their cash earnings are spent.
• Married women from the less developed regions do not fully participate in intrahousehold decision-making on spending, particularly in African countries and in poorer households.
Source: Viet Nam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and others, Results of Nation-wide Survey on the Family in Viet Nam 2006: Key Findings (2008).
Source: EUROSTAT, Living Conditions and Social Protection database online (2009).
Note: Poverty is measured based on national poverty lines defined as 60 per cent of the national median equivalized income.