As a framework for using gender statistics in analytical statistical publications or reports.
This chapter provides useful information for statisticians preparing analytical publications or reports. Such publications or reports can be either gender-oriented, covering various topics, or topic-oriented regular publications that integrate a gender perspective. The part relating to gender issues can be used to direct the analysis of gender statistics related to specific topics and subtopics. The parts relating to data needed and sources of data guide the statistician analyst as to which statistics are needed to address various gender issues and where those statistics can be found. Lastly, the information presented in the part relating to conceptual and measurement issues helps statisticians to understand the gender-specific limitations of statistics used in publications or reports and to correctly interpret the data.
As a framework for assessing the availability and quality of gender statistics.
The part relating to section on data needed provides a list of statistics and their required level of disaggregation. This can be used by national statisticians as a standard of comparison to assess the availability of gender statistics produced in their own country. The information presented in the part relating to conceptual and measurement issues can be used to assess whether data quality is limited by the use of concepts, definitions, classifications or measurement that do not take into account gender-specific roles and gender relations in society or sex bias in data collection.
As an overall framework for identifying gaps in gender statistics and developing a national coherent and comprehensive plan for gender statistics.
This chapter can be used by statisticians as a framework for identifying gender issues and the statistics needed in their particular countries and assessing existing sources in terms of topics covered and the availability and quality of gender statistics. This information is crucial in identifying gaps in gender statistics and developing a national coherent and comprehensive plan for gender statistics (see box II.1).