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Women in the Labor Force: A Databook 

Statistical data on women in the U.S. labor force culled from publications of the U.S. Department of Labor.

Women's Data Center - Institute for Women's Policy Research 

Statistical data on women and women's issues collected and compiled by the leading think tank in the United States which focuses primarily on women.

Families and Living Arrangements 

Information collected from various demographic surveys collected by the United States Census.  This section collects information about the residents of each housing unit and how they are related.

Statistical Abstract of the United States 

"The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States."

U.S. Census Bureau: Gender/Sex 

Links to Census publications containing information on gender.

WomanStats Project  

The WomanStats Project is the most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world. First-time users need to create free account to access.

Women in America 

Pdf report pulls together information from across the Federal statistical agencies to compile baseline information on how women are faring in the United States today and how these trends have changed over time.

World Bank : Gender

"Data here covers demography, education, health, labor force and employment, and political participation."

United Nations Dept. of Economic & Social Affairs : Gender Statistics Worldwide 

This site provides a list of databases/reports on population, families and households pulled from various publications of the United Nations.  Analyses are based mainly on statistics from international and national statistical sources. Great source of international comparative statistics.

We the People: Women & Men in the United States 

Information from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau.