PRB 2015 World Population Data Sheet
Estimates of mid-2015 global, regional, and national populations are based on a recent census, official national data, or PRB, UN, and U.S. Census Bureau projections. The effects of refugee movements, large numbers of foreign workers, and population shifts due to contemporary political events are taken into account to the extent possible.
Projected global, regional, and national populations are based on reasonable assumptions on the future course of fertility, mortality, and migration. Projections are based on official country projections, series issued by the UN or the U.S. Census Bureau, or PRB projections.
Data for women’s empowerment indicators are from the latest survey year available: use of modern contraception (national-level surveys and the UN Population Division), enrollment in secondary school (UNESCO), nonagricultural wage employment (UN), and parliament members who are women (The Inter-Parliamentary Union). Data availability varies by country.
International Labour Organization (ILO), ILO Country Statistics on Labor Force Participation Rates (2012).
Maarten van Klaveren et al., “An Overview of Women’s Work and Employment in Mozambique,” Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies, Working Paper 09-77 (December 2009).
PRB, “The Effect of Girls' Education on Health Outcomes: Fact Sheet” (August 2011).
UNESCO, Education for All 2015 Global Monitoring Report (April 2015).
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 (July 2015).
UN Women, “Facts and Figures: Leadership and Political Participation” (February 2015).
World Economic Forum, The Global Gender Gap Report 2014 (October 2014).
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