Collecting Data about Gender Identity

While current data has helped policymakers and advocates investigate concerns about discrimination faced by transgender and gender minority people, more data is needed.  The webinar explores the challenges in identifying transgender and gender minority people in large surveys such as those used by governments and development agencies.  Panelists discuss the “science of measurement” and give examples of questions used on surveys to measure gender.  Examples of best practices are presented, along with cross-cultural and safety considerations which may require the development of further guidance for researchers and advocates.

The Williams Institute study that explores this topic can be found at Exploring International Priorities & Best Practices for Collecting Data on Gender Minorities.


Greta Bauer – Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario






Angelo Brandelli Costa – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul





Jody L. Herman – Williams Institute Scholar of Public Policy, Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law

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