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Statstical Data Resources
Domestic and international statistical web resources for Gender & Women's Studies research.
Demographic and Other Statistical Information
Current Population Survey
The Current Population Survey (CPS), sponsored jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), is the primary source of labor force statistics for the population of the United States
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."
This website also provides a search interface to the entire Population Index database for the years 1986-2000, a total of 46,035 citations.
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)
U.S. Census - Quick Facts
QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more
International Statistics Sources
World Population Data - Focus on Women’s Empowerment
"Data include indicators on the status of women in key areas such as education, employment, and government. Looking at the numbers across the world, we can get a picture of women’s progress towards equality."
U.S. Census International Programs - Demographic and Socioeconomic Analysis
The International Data Base (IDB) is a series of estimates and projections that provide a consistent set of demographic indicators, including population size and growth, mortality, fertility, and net migration, for more than 200 countries and areas. The IDB is updated twice each year with the addition of new data for 20 to 30 countries. It is widely used by policymakers and researchers, and is often cited by global news sources, websites, and other reports on population trends
Population Reference Bureau - Data Finder
Search hundreds of indicators, thousands of locations, and easily create custom reports to print, download, and share.
United Nations - Gender Statistics
The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS.
The Williams Institute - LGBT Demographics
"This report uses four large, national, population-based surveys to consider the ways in which LGBT populations are demographically similar to or distinct from their non-LGBT counterparts in the United States. " Gary J. Gates
"The fate of nations is tied to the status of women.
WomanStats makes this linkage visible and demonstrable"
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