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[This chapter describes the process and results of the cognitive testing of the Washington Group’s and UNICEF’s questions on childhood disability in Mumbai. Taken together as a set in order to identify the overall prevalence of children with disabilities, the questions performed very well....
[A major objective in research about disability is to understand the lived experience of persons with limitations and to facilitate their inclusion in Society in the way that they would choose for themselves. For almost 200 years we have identified individuals with some impairments in our...
[Population estimates of disability prevalence are mostly based on population surveys designed to cover a representative sample of the population living in private households; this excludes the relatively small share of the population living in collective households and institutions. Indeed,...
[The concern for, the protection, and the care of persons with disability are enshrined in the Philippine Constitution and legislated through a number of laws aimed at providing equal opportunities for them.With enhanced global, regional, and national efforts to address the needs, protect the...
[The production of cross-nationally comparable data on disability has been one of the primary goals of the Washington Group on Disability Statistics (WG) since its inception in 2002.]
[In this chapter we reflect on the use of the Washington Group’s functionality approach to identifying disabilities in fieldwork conducted across 3 years and six countries. Funded by the Australian government, researchers from the University of Sydney explored the adequacy of systems used by...
[The Washington Group has been in existence for 13 years and has developed and tested question sets that will produce internationally comparable disability statistics. The questions are now being adopted by National Statistical Offices, other government bodies, non-governmental organizations and...
[The Washington City Group, formed by the United Nations Statistical Commission, is a strong impetus for progress in disability statistics among nations. The Group tackles contentious issues related to complex matters of definitions, concepts, classifications, statistical methods, tabulation,...
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