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1 1 DISSEMINATION, MARKETING AND USE OF GENDER STATISTICS Women and Men in OECD countries Jon Hall, OECD – UNECE Group of Experts on Gender Statistics Geneva, September 2006 ECE/CES/GE.30/2006/22
2 2 Women and Men in OECD countries Gender Statistics at the OECD PISA The Transition from School to Work Babies and Bosses Employment Outlook Economic Outlook Sickness, Disability and Work
3 3 Women and Men in OECD countries Gender Statistics at the OECD Social Integration of Migrants International Migration Outlook Women’s Entrepreneurship Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Health Care Quality Indicators Pensions at a Glance Non-member Countries Gender Institutions and Development Database
4 4 Women and Men in OECD countries Objectives Draw upon of the wealth of OECD gender work Improve visibility of OECD work Create a one stop shop Paint an OECD wide picture in one document
5 5 Women and Men in OECD countries Strategy Target: wide audience Presentation: factbook “Did you know?” box to catch people’s attention Price: free Hard copies + more information on line New website (soon available) with links to data sources New OECD tools – OECD.stat, StatLink OECD Gender meeting
6 6 Women and Men in OECD countries Selected Topics Demography: Male Female population ratios ; Total Fertility Rates Migration: Immigration/Immigrants and Gender Health: Life expectancy ; Body weight ; Causes of Death Education : Tertiary attainment ; PISA ; Graduates by Field of Study ; Students with Disabilities
7 7 Women and Men in OECD countries Selected Topics Work: Employment & Unemployment rates ; Self employment ; Part time and long workweeks ; Women in parliament and professional posts ; Occupations of men and women ; Wages Other: Inactive youth ; Prison population ; Tobacco Consumption ; Social Isolation; Life Satisfaction
8 8 Women and Men in OECD countries Health (Overweight Adults)
9 9 More men than women are overweight in all OECD countries. When it comes to obesity, the male and female percentages are the same in four countries, in 11 countries the female percentages are higher and the male percentages are higher in the remaining 15. The low percentages for both men and women in Japan and Korea are most likely associated with their traditional diets which are low in carbohydrates. Many overweight or obese men say their weight is about right. Women tend to make more accurate self-assessments, but are inclined to err on the side of overestimation, thinking they are overweight when they are not.
10 Women and Men in OECD countries Work (Part time and long workweeks)
11 Women and Men in OECD countries Work (Part time and long workweeks)
12 Women and Men in OECD countries Work (Part time and long workweeks) More than one in four women work part-time and nearly three out four part-time jobs are held by women. Working paid or unpaid long workweeks is a “man’s thing” in all OECD countries. In Iceland, Mexico and Turkey 60% or more of men report that they work more than 45 hours per week. Quite high percentages of women work more than 45 hours in Mexico and Turkey.
13 Women and Men in OECD countries Work (Women in Parliament)
14 Women and Men in OECD countries Work (Women in Parliament) In most OECD countries men hold 75% of parliamentary seats and more than 85% in the United States, Japan, Italy and France. A woman has a higher chance of being in parliament if she is from Nordic countries.
15 Women and Men in OECD countries Lifestyle (Life satisfaction)
16 Women and Men in OECD countries Lifestyle (Life satisfaction) The World Value Surveys ask respondents to rank their feelings of satisfaction with their lives on a scale from 1 to 10. In most countries more men than women report above average life satisfaction. Do women tend to apply higher standards than men in assessing their life-satisfaction? Or do cultural and economic factors make for less satisfying lives for women in most OECD countries?
17 Women and Men in OECD countries Plans for the future Yearly publication Implementation of all OECD tools (OECD.stat, StatLink, metastore, PubStat, etc.) Develop the OECD gender website Improve relation with media (press release, article in the Observer) Day of Women World Forum “Measuring and Fostering the Progress of Societies” – Istanbul, June 2007