World’s Women Reports

Maintained/created by: Statistics Division of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
Website: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/Worldswomen/WWreports.htm
Geographic unit of data: International

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Abstract:

Users can access data related to international women’s health as well as data on population and families, education, work, power and decision making, violence against women, poverty, and environment.

Background

World’s women reports are prepared by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). Reports are produced in five year intervals starting in 1990. A major theme in the reports is comparing women’s situation globally to that of men in a variety of fields. Health data is available related to life expectancy, cause of death, chronic disease, HIV/AIDS, prenatal care, maternal morbidity, reproductive health, contraceptive use, induced abortion, mortality of children under 5, and immunization.

Database Capabilities

Users can download full text or specific chapter versions of the report in color and black and white. A limited number of graphs are available for download directly from the website. Topics include health, education work, environment and poverty. Vital statistic reports can also be downloaded.

Data Notes

The report and data tables are available for download in PDF format. The next report is scheduled to be released in 2015.