Gender, data and indices
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Institute for Economic Development and Planning(IDEP);
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This document introduces participants to the use of data, statistics, indicators and indices in gender-aware economics and economic policy-making, highlighting that standard indices and indicators often fail to reflect gender issues because of the still widely used concept of the household head as a unit of economic analysis. The module also introduces participants to the most well-known international and African gender-related indices, as well as the Human Development Index on which one of them is based.