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World Bank - Gender Data Portal
The Gender Data Portal is the World Bank Group’s comprehensive source for the latest sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics covering demography, education, health, access to economic opportunities, public life and decision-making, and agency.
Wikigender - Data and Statistics
Wikigender, sponsored by the OECD, is an online platform to find and exchange information related to gender equality. Includes data and statistics, country information, topical info, etc.
UNECE Gender Statistics
Provides gender country profiles including population, families & households, work & the economy, education, public life & decision making, health, crime & violence, life balance . Some statistics back to 1980.
Select by topic: Employment for detailed occupational groups by sex.
Women's Health (National Center for Health Statistics)
Statistics for women for health status, health risk factors, health care utilization, preventative care, hospital inpatient care.
Reproductive Health Data and Statistics. CDC
Topics: Abortion; Hysterectomy; Infant Health; Interactive Atlas of Reproductive Health; International Reproductive Health Surveys and Maternal Health.
Statistics of the Human Development Report. UNDP
Unique indicators such as Gender empowerment measure (GEM) rank, Gender empowerment measure (GEM) value, Gender-related development index (GDI) rank, Gender-related development index (GDI) value, Inequality in income or expenditure.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - Reports & Studies
From the Task Force’s Policy Institute. The first national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and advocacy organization. Site includes full-text reports including demographics, statistics, and gay rights laws.
Marriage and Partnerships Statistics
National Marriage Project reports
The National Marriage Project (NMP) is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and interdisciplinary initiative located at the University of Virginia. The Project's mission is to provide research and analysis on the health of marriage in America, to analyze the social and cultural forces shaping contemporary marriage, and to identify strategies to increase marital quality and stability.
Demographic and Health Surveys
This project is implemented by Macro International and funded by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). These country surveys, covering Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, are available for direct downloading. Datasets include information on family planning, maternal and child health, child survival, AIDS, educational attainment, and household composition and characteristics. Users must register and receive a password to download.
General Social Survey
General Social Survey (GSS) is a long running survey of social, cultural and political indicators. In addition to the GSS, topic modules include computer and Internet, racial and ethnic prejudice, and child mental-health stigma. The GSS has participated since 1985 in the International Social Survey Program.
Growth of American Families, 1955-1960
Women were asked questions about fertility and contraception, including contraceptive use and pregnancy histories, opinions on childbearing and childrearing, expectation of further children, etc. Background information such as marital history, education, income, religion, social characteristics, and place of residence was also collected.
Murray Research Archive - Sexuality datasets
The archive has a number of studies valuable for researching sexual attitudes, orientations and behavior. Application may need to be made directly to the Murray Research Archive for permission to use the data.
National Fertility Survey, 1965-1975
Women were asked questions about fertility and contraception, including contraceptive use and pregnancy histories, opinions on childbearing and childrearing, desired family size, future childbearing intentions and expectation of further children.
National Survey of Family Growth
National Survey of Family Growth (1973, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1995)
Women were asked questions about fertility and contraception, including contraceptive use and pregnancy histories, desired family size, and expectation of further children.The survey also reports background information about the respondent and her husband, such as education, religion, ethnic origin, occupation, and earnings.
Population Research Center at NORC and The University of Chicago
This site makes available data from some of the Population Research Center's projects. Interesting datasets include the National Health and Social Life Survey, the Chicago Health and Social Life Survey, and the Chinese Health and Family Life Survey. These surveys profile sexual behavior, demography and health.