Online Discussion on key priorities for EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database

13 Dec '16 Tue 11:00
14 Dec '16 Wed 00:00
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Cristina Castellanos Serrano's picture

I didn't write it before, because somehow it's similar to the proposalof creating links to the gender units of national (and regional?) statistic institutes, but I 've realised that the approach may be slightly different. If the contact with them goes both ways, for example their "wome and men in XXXX year" data is linked and potentially used to complement the  national and EU data provided in the EIGE DB, they may be more willing to use and disseminate the EIGE DB. For exampe by puting in context national figures with the EU or other countries as comparison. And different indicators and measures at national level could aim at fields to broaden information and how this has been obtained in particular countries. So several of the objectives may be obtained with these actions. By contactng to use their gender statistical product, they may also use and distribute the EIGE gender statitics DB, so their sakeholders include this DB in their source of information. 

I'm thinking in EIGE DB appearing as a" source of info" in pages such as this for the Spanish case, as other EC and international sources appear...

http://www.ine.es/ss/Satellite?L=es_ES&c=INESeccion_C&cid=1259925463013&...

Ligia Nobrega
Many thanks Cristina. These are definitely good ideas we should take under the discussed points.

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Maria José Carrilho's picture

Sorry for the delay

EIGE´s gender data base “provides EU-wide, comparable and reliable gender statistics”.  Eurostat collect information from all statistical institutes and conduct harmonized surveys, such as Labour force Survey, Household Budget Survey and Statistics on Income and living conditions- EU SILC. So, the indicators are harmonised at EU´s level.

EIGE´s gender data base “provides EU-wide, comparable and reliable gender statistics”.  Eurostat collect information from all statistical institutes and conduct harmonized surveys, such as Labour force Survey, Household Budget Survey and Statistics on Income and living conditions- EU SILC. So, the indicators are harmonised at EU´s level.

Maria José Carrilho's picture

It is important to list the non-harmonized gender indicators. My feeling is that these indicators belong mainly to the domain of gender based violence because of the different legal definitions in member states and two type of sources. Some countries used administrative data and others surveys. It is important to know the position of about this matter. Eurostat intends to carry out in a near future a harmonized survey on gender based violence?   

I suggest a reflexion inside the group of experts about the increasing of gender based violence´s indicators based on administrative sources. At moment are available two indicators which source is available in database, against five based on surveys).

Maria José Carrilho's picture

In my opinion is very easy to navigate in the EIGE´s Gender data base. I understand that is difficult for people who usually don’t work with statistical instruments. However, it happens with all statistical data base. So, the information and dissemination is very important. Perhaps something like “statistics explained” can help…

Maria José Carrilho's picture

I fully agree with the information about parental leave. I propose the following indicators:

  1. Beneficiaries of parental leave (No.) by Sex; Annual
  2. Duration of parental leave (Day), by sex; Annual
  3. Beneficiaries of adoption leave (No.) by Sex; Annual
  4. Duration of adoption leave (Day) by Sex; Annual
Maria José Carrilho's picture

I also think that EIGE´s Gender data base covers a huge amount of information but as Marjut Pietiläinen said “unfortunately it's all potential is not used”.  My experience shows that the information is not used because people don´t know what kind of information is available.  Sometimes the information is available online and the users are asking the statistical institutes services for the information.  It is a job for all of us: we must educated the users  and disseminate the gender data base.  The stories must be a good solution.

Maria José Carrilho's picture

I support Anna Leiskalne position about data table. It is very important that it displays the data by several years in order to create a series times. So, in my opinion this is the priority improvement area in the near future.

Maria José Carrilho's picture

We must be careful with the sources used in gender data base because of the statistical feasibility and statistical relevance of the indicators.

Maria José Carrilho's picture

Finally, I wish all of you

Merry Christmas and Happy 2017