United Nations Statistics Division
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The World’s Women 2015 comprises eight chapters covering critical areas of policy concern:
population and families, health, education, work, power and decision-making, violence against
women, environment, and poverty. In each area, a life-cycle approach is introduced to reveal
the experiences of women and men during different periods of life—from childhood and the
formative years, through the working and reproductive stages, to older ages.
The statistics and analyses presented in the following pages are based on a comprehensive and
careful assessment of a large set of available data from international and national statistical agencies.
Each chapter provides an assessment of gaps in gender statistics, highlighting progress in the
availability of statistics, new and emerging methodological developments, and areas demanding
further attention from the international community