CFED Assets & Opportunity Scorecard
|Homeownership by Gender|
This measure describes the disparity in homeownership rates between single male- and single female-headed households. Nationally, the gap in homeownership rates between single men and women is relatively small, with national homeownership rates slightly less than one percentage point higher for women than men. Single women have slightly higher rates of homeownership in 27 states, although the largest gender gap is in Alaska, where the rate for single male-headed households is almost 10 percentage points higher than for female-headed households (56.0% and 46.8%, respectively).
The Scorecard compares single households in gender comparisons rather than all male- and female-headed households to disentangle issues of gender from marital status.
Homeownership by Gender, 2012
Ratio of the homeownership rate of single male-headed households to single female-headed households, 2012.
Calculated by dividing the higher value by the lower value, i.e., single female-headed households divided by single male-headed households for 27 states and single male-headed households divided by single female-headed households in the remaining 24 states.
A ratio of 1 indicates perfect equality; the higher the ratio, the greater the inequality.
2012 American Community Survey. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2013. Data calculated by CFED using Public Use Microdata Sample files.