We are very pleased to inform you that EIGE’s new Gender Statistics Database is now online. The database is a one-stop source for statistics and information on the situation of equality between women and men in the EU, and includes data from all Member States. It has a user-friendly interface and has been designed for both experienced statisticians and non-expert users.
You can search for data with a keyword search or choose from a set of 6 entry points, such as thematic areas of interest (e.g. work and the labour market, education and training), EU policy areas (e.g. health, science, research and technology), EU strategies (e.g. EU 2020), EIGE’s Gender Equality Index and more. The database will also contain metadata, which shows what is behind the statistics. Through metadata you would be able to understand, for example, how the measurements have been made and how the results should be interpreted. It also shows who collects the data and how often it’s updated.
New data will be uploaded automatically, ensuring that the most up-to-date and accurate information is always accessible. EIGE’s database partners and sources include Eurostat, DG Justice and Consumers, Eurofound and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).
Gender Statistics Database is aimed to help statisticians, policy makers, researchers, students, journalists and anyone who is interested in statistics on gender equality. It provides reliable and comparable information on the equality of women and men, which can be used as a basis to inform policy-making and monitor progress in gender equality.
Work on the development of the database will continue and soon will share with you the preliminary consultation plan for this year.
Many thanks to all for your great support in this project and we look forward to cooperating with you!
Wishing a lovely and productive week,