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The World's Women 2005

Progress in Statistics

UNITED NATIONS 

This work is published for and on behalf of the United Nations.

Paper  Back Book   :   Pages : 184
2006  Edition         :   ISBN - 81-7188-525-X
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ABOUT THE BOOK :

Ten years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the lack of reliable national statistics on gender issues persists in many parts of the world. In recent years, efforts to monitor the Millennium Development Goals further revealed the inadequacy of those statistics that were available. That is why The World’s Women 2005 focuses on the state and progress of statistics. Based on what countries report to the international statistical system, it analyzes their capacity to produce statistics on gender issues, and highlights progress made in reporting those statistics over the past three decades.

The analysis shows that despite some improvements over the years, much more needs to be done to develop adequate statistics that address gender concerns. This report is intended as a guide to help Governments and other stakeholders strengthen statistical systems, mainstream gender statistics, and further develop concepts and methods for collecting statistics on gender concerns. I urge Governments, non-governmental organizations, researchers, academics and activists around the world to make full use of this valuable tool.


CONTENTS IN DETAIL :

Message from the Secretary-General

Preface

Executive Summary

Contents

 

Introduction

Definitions and methods

Gender concepts and gender statistics

Statistical capacity and reporting to the United Nations

Countries or areas included

Population covered

Period covered

Frequency of  reporting

Sources of data

International sources of data

National sources of data

Uses of the report

Organization of the report

 

I.

Population, households and families

Current state of statistics 1995-2003

Population

Births

Marriage and divorce

Households

Progress in statistics 1975-2003

Population

Births

Marriage and divorce

Households

Challenges

 

II.

Health

Current state of statistics 1995-2003

Mortality

Total deaths

Infant deaths

Deaths by cause

Morbidity

Prevalence of HIV/AIDS

Human functioning and disability

Progress in statistics 1975-2003

Challenges

 

III.

Education and training

Current state of statistics 1995-2003

Access to educational services

Enrolment

School attendance 

Teachers

Education outcomes: literacy and educational attainment

Progress in statistics 1975-2003

Challenges

 

IV.

Work

Current state of statistics 1995-2003

The labour force, the unemployed and the employed

The labour force

The unemployed population

The employed population

Wage statistics

Informal employment

Unpaid work and time-use statistics

Progress in statistics 1975-2003

The labour force

The unemployed and employed populations

Wage statistics

Statistics related to the Millennium Development Goals

Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector

Unemployment rate of young people aged 15-24 years, by sex

Challenges

 

V.

Violence against women

Current state of statistics

Sources of data on violence against women

Surveys

Police and court statistics

Administrative statistics from the health sector

Administrative records from other types of service providers

Grappling with statistics on trafficking in women and girls

Progress in statistics

Challenges

 

VI.

Poverty, decision-making and human rights

Current state of statistics

Women and poverty

Women in power and decision-making

Human rights of women

Progress in statistics

Challenges

 
VII.

Conclusion

Public sector performance

Prestige of a public sector career 

Promotion to high-level political posts

 

Annexes

Annex 1. Statistical tables

Annex 2. List of countries or areas by development group

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