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Fall 2020 reference (research) help:
Women & Gender Statistics
From the World Bank Group, provides gender statistics for countries around the world.
Statistical Record of Women Worldwide - Ref HQ 1150 .S73 1995
Covers a wide variety of topics with data from many sources, including attitudes and opinions of topics from work to family to sex roles, crime statistics, domestic life. Much time is spent on activities, education, health, labor, income, religion, population, and more.
World's Women 2000: Trends and Statistics - Ref HQ 1154 .W95 2000
Statistics on population, health, education, work, human rights and politics on women around the world. Newer reports and other statistics on women and men available through the UN Statistics website.
Questions to Consider
When looking for statistics, ask yourself these questions:
- Who/what would collect statistics on my topic?
Governments tend to collect many kinds of statistics as do news organizations, polling places, institutes, think tanks and researchers also collect data.
- How would statistics on my topic be made public?
You can find statistics in a number of places, both in print and online. Not every statistic is publicly available, however.
- What possible barriers might prevent me from finding statistics on my topic?
Statistics for your topic might not be public or available in a neat package. There might be language barriers. Data may simply not have been collected on your topic.
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