Gender Statistics - Social indicators of women in Brazil

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In 2013, the United Nations Statistical Commission organized the Minimum Set of Gender Indicators - MSGI, comprising 63 indicators (52 quantitative and 11 qualitative ones) which reflect the effort to systematize information destined to national production and international harmonization of country and regional statistics about gender equality and women empowerment.

With the release of the current report, the IBGE brings for the first time to the public the results of a great part of those indicators for Brazil, contributing, thus, to the filling of an important gap in he production of gender statistics. The information is divided into the five domains established by the MSGI – Economic structures and access to resources, Education, Health and related services, Public life and decision-making, and Human rights of women and child – and they offer an overview, however concise, of gender inequality in the country, with valuable elements for reflection of those who study and design public policies. To build the 38 indicators hereby disclosed, data from the IBGE were used, for instance, from the Continuous National Household Sample Survey - Continuous PNAD, the National Household Sample Survey - PNAD, Population Projections by Sex and Age, Vital Statistics, National Survey of Health - PNS and Survey of Basic State Information - Estadic, as well as data from external sources from the Ministry of Health, the Presidency of the Republic, the National Congress, the Superior Electoral Court - TSE and the National Institute for Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira - INEP. All indicators, it should be noted, are in line with the methodology recommended by the United Nations.

The present study complements the publication Gender statistics: an analysis of the 2010 Population Census, launched by the IBGE in 2014, in the scope of the National System of Gender Information - SNIG.

This report is also available on the IBGE Internet portal, which also includes the complete table plan with several disaggregation levels, a summary table with the 38 indicators for Brazil, as well as the technical notes on the study, containing, for each theme, a definition of the indicators according to the metadata defined by the United Nations, the statistical sources used and the respective calculation methodology.

This fact sheet is also available in print. The technical notes on the study are disclosed separately and can be only accessed digitally on this page. They present the objective of the study and, for each topic addressed, the definition of the indicators according to the metadata established by the United Nations, the statistical sources used and the respective calculation methodology. The IBGE also makes the complete table plan available, with several disaggregations and a summary table with the 38 indicators for the level Brazil.