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Female-Headed Households

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The results of the survey highlight some distinct characteristics of female-headed households. Compared to those headed by a man, households headed by a woman were more likely to have a poor FCS (5% vs. 3%) and to be among the poorest wealth quintile (33% vs. 21%). Female headed households were also less likely to have access to land (49% vs. 56%) and had on average a higher dependency ratio (i.e. more dependents per working adults). Female headed households were not significantly more likely to have received assistance in the year prior to the survey (56% vs. 53%). The priorities identified by respondents in female-headed households were not different from those in male headed households, with money being the main priority.

Table 7: Factors associated with livelihood groups

Table 7 -  Factors associated with livelihood groups