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Feminist and Gender Studies: Statistics

Gender Reports

From Conflict and Crisis to Renewal: Generations of Change: UNFPA's State of World Population 2010 report on gender based violence.

We the People: Women and Men in the United States, Census 2000 Special Reports: Reneé E. Spraggins This report provides a portrait of women in the United States and highlights comparisons with men at the national level.

Women and Men in the United States: March 2002: Reneé E. Spraggins. This report compares the status of women and men on a number of measures, including age, marital status, educational attainment, occupation, income, and poverty status.

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2007 Edition): U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entire report is downloadable in PDF format, or can be downloaded in sections


Women in the United States: data from the U.S. Census Bureau. from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.

Women's Bureau: from the U.S. Dept. of Labor.

International Statistics

  • Gender Equity Index (2009)  
    Gender Equity Index 2009 computed by Social Watch shows that the gender gap is not narrowing in most countries and a majority of the countries that show progress are those that were already comparatively better. 2012 update coming: the updated figures of the Gender Equity Index (GEI) 2012, which will be launched by Social Watch next week, on the eve of March 8, International Womens’ Day.
  • 2012 Gender Inequity Index

Looking for more stats?

Additional categories of statistics are outlined on the Sociology subject guide.

General Stats

Basic Statistics: U.S. - Major Sites

Portal-like links to major resources and sites. Includes many sites that collect statistics from multiple federal agencies and other organizations; statistics at all levels.

    AKA "The National Data Book"; "The authoritative & comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, & economic organization of the US. 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. Look for >> Major statistical summaries. See sections:

    >Labor Force, Employment, and Earnings
    >Income, Expenditures, and WealthSection
    >Construction and Housing
  • ChildStats (Forum on Child and Family Statistics)
    A working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze and report data on issues related to children and families. There are 22 Federal agency partners and partners from private research organizations.
  • Economic Indicators.Gov
    Brought to you by the Economics and Statistics Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is to "provide timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau."
  • National Center for Education Statistics  
    Publications & Products; Surveys & Programs; Data Tools; Tables and Figures; see DATA TOOLS >> State Education Data Profiles; Census 2000 School District Profiles [why not 2010? because info still sifting down]
  • Digest of Education Statistics
    A major reference source from print to online, provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. Currently can search from 2009-1995. Select year to see list of available tables; e.g. 2009 Chapter 5. Outcomes of Education >> Workforce Characteristics