Big Data and the Well-Being of Women and Girls. Applications on the Social Scientific Frontier

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April 2017
Paper author(s): 
Data2X
United Nations Foundation
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Topic: 
Gender Economics
Methodology
Year: 
2017

Conventional forms of data—household surveys, national economic accounts, institutional records, and so on—struggle to capture detailed information on the lives of women and girls. The many forms of big data, from geospatial information to digital transaction logs to records of internet activity, can help close the global gender data gap. This report profiles several big data projects that quantify the economic, social, and health status of women and girls.

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