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The world's women, 2000 : trends and statistics.
United Nations.
[Third edition].
Publication Information:
New York : United Nations, 2000.
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xx, 180 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
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"United Nations publication no. E.00.XVII.14"--T.p. verso.

Main findings and future directions -- Population -- Women and men in families -- Health -- Education and communication -- Work -- Human rights and political decision-making.
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New and updated statistics on population, the family, health, education and communication, work, and politics and human rights in relation to women.

Table of Contents

Message from the Secretary-Generalp. v
Prefacep. ix
About the chaptersp. xi
Main findings and future directionsp. xiii
Chapter 1 Population
Demographic changesp. 1
Where women and men livep. 9
Housing conditions in rural and urban areasp. 12
Table 1.A Populationp. 17
Chapter 2 Women and men in families
Marriage and other unionsp. 23
The dissolution of unionsp. 28
Parenthoodp. 30
Living arrangementsp. 39
Table 2.A Marriage, households and childbearingp. 46
Chapter 3 Health
Life expectancyp. 53
The health of children and adolescentsp. 54
Reproductive healthp. 58
HIV infection and AIDSp. 67
Other diseases and causes of deathp. 70
The health of an ageing populationp. 74
Table 3.A Healthp. 79
Chapter 4 Education and communication
Gender equality and access to educationp. 85
Teachers and educational facilitiesp. 92
Information and communicationp. 95
Table 4.A Education and literacyp. 103
Chapter 5 Work
Women and men in the labour forcep. 109
Work in the informal sectorp. 120
Time usep. 124
Working conditions and opportunitiesp. 128
Table 5.A Unemployment ratep. 138
Table 5.B Part-time employmentp. 139
Table 5.C Maternity leave benefitsp. 140
Table 5.D Economic activityp. 144
Chapter 6 Human rights and political decision-making
Women's rights as human rightsp. 151
Political decision-makingp. 163
Table 6.A Women in public lifep. 171
Annex I Strategic objective H.3 of the Beijing Platform for Actionp. 177
Annex II Countries, areas and geographical groupingsp. 178
Statistical sourcesp. 180