The little data book on gender 2011 is a
quick reference for users interested in gender statistics.
It presents gender-disaggregated data for more than 200
countries in a straightforward, country-by-country reference
on demography, education, health, labor force, political
participation, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Summary pages that cover regional and income group
aggregates are also included. This second issue of book on
gender coincides with the launch of the World Development
Report 2012, the Bank's annual flagship publication.
This year's report looks at the facts and trends
surrounding the various dimensions of gender equality in the
context of the development process: although many women
around the world continue to struggle with gender-based
disadvantages, much has changed for the better and at a more
rapid pace than ever before. But that progress needs to be
expanded, protected, and deepened. While development has
closed some gender gaps, other gaps persist, including
excess deaths of girls and women, disparities in girls'
schooling, unequal access to economic opportunities, and
difference in voice in households and society. The report
argues that gender equality can enhance productivity,
improve development outcomes for the next generation, and
make institutions more representative.
The little data book on gender 2009 is a
pocket edition of World Development Indicators (WDI) 2009
with a focus on gender-related statistics. It is intended as
a quick reference for users of the WDI 2009 book and CD-ROM
and WDI Online, and electronic subscription database.
Together, they cover more than 800 indicators and span more
than 40 years. The 209 country tables in the little data
book on gender present the latest available data for the
World Bank member countries and other economies with
populations of more than 30,000. The 14 summary tables cover
regional and income group aggregates.