GLOSSARY
 

The following terms have been largely selected from the glossary of the Gender Statistics Website of the United Nations Economic Commission (UNECE). See UNECE gender statistics glossary.
 

 
 


Self-employment
Persons who were not employed but performed some work for profit or family gain, in cash or in kind. Persons having an enterprise, which may be a business, a farm, or a service undertaking.
Includes employers, own account workers, members of producers' cooperatives, unpaid family workers and persons engaged in the production of economic goods and services for own and household consumption if such production comprises an important contribution to the total consumption of the household.

Sex
Refers to the biological difference between females and males.

Sex ratio
The number of women per 100 men. This can be specified for an age group, e.g. 65+, 80+.

Sexual assaults

Rapes, attempted rapes and indecent and sexual assaults (“offensive behavior” excluded).

Statistics
Numerical information presented in aggregate forms in tables and graphs. Gender statistics offer a factual understanding of the situation of women and men in society and form the basis of national policies and programmes.


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UNSTATS

 
 


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