The Gender Equity Commission (GEC) of Pittsburgh, through the City, contracted with the University of Pittsburgh to conduct a city-wide intersectional gender study. This Gender Analysis provided data on the status of women and girls in Pittsburgh for the City to use as a base for setting priorities. It also gave a clearer picture of how Pittsburgh compares to other similar cities when it comes to gender equity.
The Gender Analysis has been divided into four phases.
- The first part, completed by the University of Pittsburgh, used administrative data such as census data to compare Pittsburgh to 89 other US cities with similar demographics. The disparities were so striking that it was clear that significantly more community input was required beyond the focus groups originally planned and a new Request for Proposal will be issued in 2020.
- Part two of the study will focus on Pittsburgh city government employment data.
- Part three, the researchers will talk with Pittsburgher’s and collect their stories and experiences through a series of community meetings. The meetings will take place in various neighborhoods around the City.
- Part four will serve as a summary of the analysis. Using input, and recommendations from the communities, and best practices from other cities, a set of policy recommendations will be developed.
To read the report in its entirety go here.
You can attend a GEC meeting for an update.