Living arrangements

Modified on 2015/05/08 16:25 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Population, households and families

Table II.25

From gender issues to gender statistics on living arrangements: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Are families of lone mothers with children more frequent than families of lone fathers with children? Do these types of families live by themselves or in a household with other persons? Family nuclei by type of nuclei and type of household. Population censuses.
Household surveys.
Are older women more likely than older men to live alone in one-person households? Are older women more likely than older men to live with their children? Population by sex, age and types of household. Population censuses.
Household surveys.
Are skipped-generation households (households with children and grandparents but no parents) more often formed with a grandmother only or with a grandfather only? Detailed types of household. Population censuses.
Household surveys.
Are older women more likely than older men to live in institutions? Older persons (persons aged 60+) living in institutions by sex. Population censuses.
Surveys on people living in institutions.