The Center for Population Research in LGBT Health is housed at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Community Health in Boston. The Center is a joint endeavor of The Fenway Institute, Boston University's School of Public Health and the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), the global leader in social science research data archiving and accessibility. A five-year Population Research Development Grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development within the National Institutes of Health, awarded to The Fenway Institute in 2007, established the Center.
Although data is not available through ICPSR, a helpful bibliography is available and interested parties should contact data owners for details in obtaining datasets.
"The FRA survey on violence against women is based on face-to-face interviews with 42,000 women across the EU. The survey was carried out between March and September 2012 and presents the most comprehensive survey worldwide on women’s experiences of violence."
Data at the country level are organized under thematic headings, which are aligned to the themes identified by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (economic structures/ access to resources; education; health and related services; public life and decision-making; and human rights of women and girl children).
The portal includes gender datasets from the United Nations(UN) compiled by its Regional Commissions and Sectoral Agencies, as well as World Bank conducted or funded surveys and reports, such as the 2012 World Development Report (WDR) on Gender and Development. The data available should enable assessment of Bank funding of gender-informed activities , as well as monitoring of country progress on key development agendas such as the Millennium Development Goals, IDA 16 and the Bank’s Corporate Scorecard.
The Social Institutions and Gender Index is an innovative measure of underlying discrimination against women for over 100 countries. While other indices measure gender inequalities in outcomes such as education and employment, the SIGI helps policy-makers and researchers understand what drives these outcomes. The SIGI captures and quantifies discriminatory social institutions - these include among others, early marriage, discriminatory inheritance practices, violence against women, son bias, restrictions on access to public space and restricted access to productive resources.
The GSS contains a standard 'core' of demographic, behavioral, and attitudinal questions, plus topics of special interest. Many of the core questions have remained unchanged since 1972 to facilitate time-trend studies as well as replication of earlier findings. The GSS takes the pulse of America, and is a unique and valuable resource. It has tracked the opinions of Americans over the last four decades.
Some useful datasets include:
Women and Family Project 1991-1996
Federal Sexual Harassment Survey
Women in Nontraditional and Traditional Blue Collar Occupations 1975-1978
Gender and Latina Politics in Boston
Application may need to be made directly to the Murray Research Archive for permission to use the data.
Set of surveys designed to gather information on labor market activities and other significant life events. The Young Women's survey includes women who were ages 14-24 when first interviewed in 1968. The Mature Women's survey includes women who were ages 30-44 when first interviewed in 1967. Social and financial research may be performed as stage of life data was collected. These surveys were last conducted in 2003; no future collection of data is planned.
Information on women's inclusion in parliamentary bodies in over 150 countries from 1945 to 2003. Allows for extensive, large-scale, cross-national investigation of the factors that explain women's attainment of political power over time and provides educators with comprehensive international and historical information on women in a variety of political positions. Information is provided on female suffrage, the first female member of parliament, yearly percentages of women in parliaments, when women reached important representational milestones, such as 10 %, 20 %, and 30 % of a legislature, and when women achieved highly-visible political positions, such as prime minister, president, or head of parliament.