While our database provides the platform from which many different types of research questions concerning women can be addressed, the project's principal investigators' research agendas are shaped by their disciplinary backgrounds and previous research interests.
Together as a team, our principal investigators and coders explore the relationship between the situation and security of women, and the dynamics between security, stability, and behavior of the state. More specifically, we address such questions as:
To address these questions, we scale various aspects of women's experiences from the data found within the WomanStats Database, and use those scales to create mappings of practices concerning women. We also use these scales as inputs into more conventional statistical analyses. The links to the left will allow you to explore several of our research papers, as well as our current set of maps.