Demographic composition of the population

Modified on 2015/05/22 14:48 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Population, households and families

Table II.22

From gender issues to gender statistics on demographic composition of the population: illustrative examples


Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Does the sex distribution of births suggest a prenatal sex selection? Live births by sex. Civil registration systems.
Population registers.
Household surveys.
Population censuses.
Are women or men of working age overrepresented in certain geographical areas, in urban areas or in rural areas? Population by sex, age, geographical areas and urban/rural areas. Population censuses.
Household surveys.
Population registers.
Are women overrepresented among older persons? Population by sex and age. Population censuses.
Household surveys.
Population registers.