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Table 5 Household Characteristics in Paraguay and Honduras (2003), by Poverty Status.

From: Poverty, vulnerability, and the middle class in Latin America

Characteristic in 2003 Paraguay Honduras
Chronic poor Transient poor Not poor Chronic poor Transient poor Not Poor
% of population 43.1 8.7 48.2 64.3 4.1 31.6
Household head (share)
 Male 0.51 0.51 0.48 0.80 0.72 0.72
 Single 0.04 0.06 0.08 0.21 0.27 0.27
Adult members (number)
 Self-employed 1.03 0.72 0.45 0.76 0.52 0.30
 Salaried 0.48 1.11 1.48 0.74 1.30 1.44
 Unemployed 0.14 0.21 0.16 0.08 0.14 0.16
 Inactive 0.89 0.82 0.84 1.13 0.91 0.98
 Primary education or less 1.24 0.69 0.25 1.12 0.59 0.26
 Incomplete secondary educ. 0.46 0.79 0.65 0.27 1.03 1.10
 Complete secondary educ. 0.16 0.51 0.82 0.01 0.06 0.12
 Incomplete tertiary educ. 0.05 0.27 0.66 0.01 0.18 0.60
 Complete tertiary educ. 0.00 0.04 0.41 0.00 0.04 0.38
 Children (aged 0–5) 1.17 0.72 0.48 1.16 0.74 0.49
 Children (aged 6–14) 2.01 1.20 0.85 1.99 1.19 0.96
 Elderly (65 and older) 0.20 0.24 0.30 0.24 0.20 0.25
 Members (total) 6.55 5.34 4.66 6.50 5.14 4.59
Rural (share) 0.69 0.28 0.08 0.73 0.17 0.06