Quality Considerations for EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database
EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database is a comprehensive knowledge centre for gender statistics. Gender statistics measure to what extent equality between women and men is achieved across all areas of life in Europe. Such statistics give EU Member States and candidate countries the means to gauge their success in achieving gender equality against the dual benchmarks of other countries’ achievements and their own histories.
For gender statistics to serve this goal, they must measure an aspect of gender equality consistently, accurately and in a timely manner. It is also necessary to ensure that the statistics are presented clearly and with sufficient accompanying information (metadata) to allow users to understand what has been measured and how the measurement has been carried out. These properties constitute the basis for the multidimensional concept known as quality of statistics.
This publication explores all aspects of quality as it relates to EIGE’s Gender Statistics Database. It should be useful both to our users and to our contributors (data producers and providers).