October 2010
Gender statistics sources
Topic
Database/Report
Population, families and households
Population composition: surplus of women or men, ageing

United Nations – World Population Prospects

United Nations – Demographic Yearbook

United Nations – Population Ageing and Development

International migration

UNHCR – Global Trends Refugees, Asylum-seekers, Returnees, Internally Displaced and Stateless Persons

United Nations – Demographic Yearbook: Special Census Topics

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) – Database on Immigrants in OECD countries

EUROSTAT – Population statistics

Families: marriage, divorce, fertility, contraceptive use
Living arrangements, household composition, female-headed households

United Nations – Demographic Yearbook

United Nations – Population Ageing and Development

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) – Family Database

EUROSTAT – Living conditions database

ECLAC – Gender statistics database

UNECE – Gender statistics database

Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys

Health
Mortality: life expectancy, causes of death

United Nations – World Population Prospects

WHO – Global Burden of Disease

Morbidity and health risks: alcohol consumption, smoking, diabetes, obesity

WHO Programme on Substance Abuse: Alcohol

WHO Report on the Global Tabacco Epidemic

International Diabetes Federation Diabetes Atlas

International Association for the Study of Obesity

WHO Global Database on Body Mass Index (BMI)

HIV/AIDS: people living with HIV, knowledge of HIV/AIDS

United Nations – MDG database

UNICEF – Childinfo

UNICEF – State of the World’s Children

UNICEF – Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey

Reproductive health: maternal mortality, prenatal and delivery care, contraceptive use, abortions, infertility

UNICEF – State of the World’s Children

United Nations – MDG database

United Nations – World Contraceptive Use

United Nations – World Abortion Policies

United Nations – World Population Policies Data

Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys

UNICEF – Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey

Child health: infant and child mortality, immunization, malnutrition

United Nations – World Population Prospects

Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys

UNICEF - Childinfo

UNICEF – Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey

Education

Enrolment

School attendance

United Nations – Demographic Yearbook: Special Census Topics

UNICEF – State of the World’s Children

Children out of school

UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre

UNESCO – EFA Global Monitoring Report

Literacy

UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre

United Nations – MDG database

United Nations – Demographic Yearbook: Special Census Topics

Educational attainment

UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre

United Nations – Demographic Yearbook: Special Census Topics

Adult education and continuing vocational training

EUROSTAT – Education and training

UNECE – Gender statistics database

Teaching staff UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre
Scientific and technological knowledge

UNESCO Institute for Statistics Data Centre

European Commission – She Figures – Women and Science, Statistics and Indicators

EUROSTAT – Information society statistics database

UNECE – UNECE Statistical database

Work

Labour force participation

ILO – Labour Statistics database (LABORSTA): Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections

Unemployment

ILO – Key Indicators of the Labour Market

United Nations – MDG database

Economic sector of employment

ILO – Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Status in employment, vulnerable employment

ILO – Key Indicators of the Labour Market

United Nations - MDG database

Informal sector and informal employment

ILO – Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Occupational segregation

ILO – Labour Statistics database (LABORSTA)

Part-time work

ILO – Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Gender pay gap

ILO – Labour Statistics database (LABORSTA)

EUROSTAT – Earnings database

UNECE – Gender Statistics database

Domestic work, reconciliation of work with family life

Statistics Sweden – Harmonized European Time Use Survey

UNECE – Statistical Database: Work-life balance

United Nations – Time Use Surveys

Maternity and paternity leave and related benefits

United Nations – Statistics and Indicators on Women and Men

ILO – Maternity protection database

Child labour

ILO-IPEC – Child labour data country briefs: data from SIMPOC surveys

Understanding Children's Work (UCW), an inter-agency research project

Power and decision-making
Parliamentary representation

Inter-Parliamentary Union – Women in National Parliaments database

Inter-Parliamentary Union – Women speakers of national parliaments

United Nations – MDG database

Parliament election and use of gender quotas

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) and others – Quota Project: Global database of quotas for women

Inter-Parliamentary Union – Women in Parliament The Year in Perspective

Heads of State or Government

United Nations – World’s Women Reports

Ministers

Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Division for the Advancement of Women – Women in Politics

Representation in judiciary

European Commission – Database on women and men in decision making

UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) – Gender Statistics Database

ECLAC – Gender statistics database

UNDP – Progress of the World’s Women

Local governments

United Cities and Local Governments

UNECE – Gender Statistic database

ECLAC – Gender statistics database

Decision-making in the private sector

European Commission – Database on women and men in decision making

World Bank – Enterprise Surveys

Violence against women
Prevalence and incidence of violence against women

Garcia-Moreno and others, WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women: Initial results in prevalence, health outcomes and women’s responses.

Kishor and others, Profiling Domestic Violence – A multi-Country Study

Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys

ECLAC – Gender statistics database

United Nations – World’s Women 2010 Trends and Statistics

Johnson and others, Violence Against Women. An International Perspective

Female genital mutilation

UNICEF – State of the World’s Children

UNICEF – Female genital mutilation/cutting a statistical exploration

UNICEF – Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey

Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys

Population Reference Bureau – Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Data and Trends

Women’s attitudes towards wife- beating Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys
Environment
Access to water and firewood

Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys

UNICEF – Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey

UNSD – Time use surveys

Mortality attributable to environmental risk factors

WHO – Global Health Risks: Mortality and Burden of Disease Attributable to Selected Major Risks

United Nations – MDG database

Use of solid fuels for cooking and indoor smoke pollution
Environmental decision-making UNEP – Survey on gender mainstreaming among environment ministries
Poverty
Household-level poverty: poverty by type of household and sex of the head of household; working poor

CEDLAS and The World Bank – Socio-Economic Database for Latin America and the Caribbean (SEDLAC)

ECLAC – Gender statistics database

EUROSTAT – Income, Social Inclusion and Living Conditions

ILO – Key Indicators of the Labour Market

Individual access to and control over resources: access to cash income, paid employment

Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys

ILO – Labour Statistics database (LABORSTA)

ECLAC – Gender statistics database

Inheritance and property rights OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) – Development Centre Gender, Institutions and Development Database
Gendered experience of poverty: education and health gender statistics disaggregated by wealth quintiles

Macro International – Demographic and Health Surveys

UNICEF – Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey

World Bank – World Development Indicators

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) – Deprivation and Marginalization in Education