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513.  The issues described above are general issues that need to be taken into account when mainstreaming gender into data collection; however, depending on the type of data collection, more specific issues will need to be considered. The sections that follow provide guidance on bringing a gender perspective into three major data collection vehicles that yield gender statistics: population and housing censuses, agricultural censuses and surveys and labour force surveys. Time-use surveys and violence against women surveys are also presented but are covered here in less detail, as complete and recent manuals have been dedicated to the topic of these gender-focused data collections collections7. For each of the three sources of data, the chapter addresses the types of topics usually covered in data collection, their relevance for gender statistics and the practices used to improve, from a gender perspective, the data collection.

514.  The information in this chapter can be used to take into account gender issues and gender biases in measurement when designing or redesigning surveys or censuses. Therefore, this chapter complements information already existing on data collection through censuses or surveys, and does not serve as a substitute for it.


7  For example, the 2014 United Nations publication Guidelines for Producing Statistics on Violence against Women: Statistical Surveys and the 2005 United Nations publication Guide to Producing Statistics on Time Use: Measuring Paid and Unpaid Work.