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Statstical Data Resources
General and more specific statistical web resources for Gender & Women's Studies research. More statistics may be found on the Associations & Organizations page of this guide as well.
General Statistical Information
Data sets generated from the executive branch of the U.S. Government. Search tools include keyword searching as well as browsing by subject category and/or government agency.
"A compilation of data on key gender topics from national statistics agencies, United Nations databases, and World Bank-conducted or funded surveys."
Institute for Women's Policy Research
"Conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies."
"A vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, UN, and OECD."
Population Reference Bureau
One-stop source for world population, health, and environmental data.
Statistical Abstract of the United States
"The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web." Older print editions of the abstract are available through the catalog. Electronic version of the Statistical Abstract of the United States. All files in Adobe Acrobat
format. -2012. For newer editions, see Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (ProQuest)
UNdata is the United Nations Data Access System, providing access to current, relevant and reliable statistics for free. Includes official statistics produced by countries, as well as estimates and projections. The domains covered are agriculture, education, energy, industry, labor, national accounts, population and tourism. Produced by United Nations Statistics and Population Divisions as well as other United Nations agencies.
Women's Stats Project
According to the website, the WomanStats Project is the "most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world." This site gathers "extant literature and conduct expert interviews to find qualitative and quantitative information on over 310 indicators of women's status in 174 countries."
Women at Work
Some helpful statistics from the past few years from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
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