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Recommended short set of census questions on Disability

Jan Beise
8. Disability characteristics
By the Washington Group on Disability, 2010.

Disability as an umbrella term refers to problems, such as impairment, activity limitation or participation restrictions that indicate the negative aspects of functioning. While it is important to collect information on all aspects of the disablement process, it is not possible to do so in censuses or surveys not dedicated to disability. However, important information on selected aspects of disability can be obtained from censuses.

The Washington Group has developed a question set for use on national Censuses for gathering information about limitations in basic activity functioning among national populations. The questions were designed to provide comparable data cross-nationally for populations living in a great variety of cultures with varying economic resources.


SetQuestions.pdf SetQuestions.pdf (53.00 KB, 2.4K views)
Overview.pdf Overview.pdf (120.00 KB, 3.6K views)
Appendix1.pdf Appendix1.pdf (149.00 KB, 3.4K views)

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