Environmental aspects with gender-differentiated impacts

Modified on 2015/05/22 04:43 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Environment

Table II.14

From gender issues to gender statistics on environmental aspects with gender – differentiated impacts: illustrative examples

Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
When water is not available on household premises, do women and men participate equally in water collection? Households/population by availability of water on the premises and sex of the person usually collecting water.

Persons involved in water collection by sex and age.

Time spent on water collection by sex and age.
Household surveys, such as DHS and MICS.

Time-use surveys.
Are women more likely than men to develop health problems due to indoor smoke from solid fuels?

How many women and men are exposed to indoor smoke from solid fuels used for cooking?

Do women and men in the same household have different exposure to indoor smoke?
Relative risks of lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and lung cancer by sex and age.

Population using solid fuels for cooking by type of stove, indoor/outdoor location of cooking and sex.

Time spent indoors and time spent near the fire by sex and age.

Time spent cooking by sex.
Epidemiological studies and health administrative records.

Household surveys, such as DHS and MICS.

Small-scale studies.

Time-use surveys.
Are female or male deaths overrepresented among deaths due to various natural disasters? Deaths due to natural disasters by type of hazard, sex and age. Health and other administrative records, including post-disaster assessments.

Population censuses.

Household surveys.