Last week, the Population Reference Bureau released The World’s Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet. The publication contains interesting findings on domestic violence, household decision making, early marriage and maternal health:
The economic status of women and girls directly affects their health and well-being and the life chances of their children. In many countries, wealthier women are far more likely to give birth with the assistance of a trained medical provider than women from poor households. Improving access to high-quality maternal health services among the poor is essential to eliminating this discrepancy and improving health equity.
It closes with tables of information broken down by country and region for demographics, reproductive health, education, work, and public life.