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International Measurement of DisabilityWhat If Here Were No Washington City Group?

International Measurement of Disability: What If Here Were No Washington City Group? [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, analysis plans and policy relevance of data. The Group: (1) Resolves contradictory survey research methods and approaches to disability; (2) Incorporates internationally agreed definitions, concepts and classifications into proposed statistical guidelines; (3) Increases participation and representation of persons with disabilities in statistical planning; (4) Pilots disability survey questions across nations, regions, cultures and languages; and (5) Seeks ways to identify policy implications from the test results. The Washington Group is in a position to propose international statistical standards and guidelines for monitoring population shifts in functioning and disability. It succeeds in its goals when it carries its proposals back to the United Nations Statistical Commission for review, approval and implementation.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

International Measurement of DisabilityWhat If Here Were No Washington City Group?

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series Book Series (volume 61)
Editors: Altman, Barbara M.

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
ISBN
978-3-319-28496-5
Pages
327 –335
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28498-9_18
Publisher site
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Abstract

[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, analysis plans and policy relevance of data. The Group: (1) Resolves contradictory survey research methods and approaches to disability; (2) Incorporates internationally agreed definitions, concepts and classifications into proposed statistical guidelines; (3) Increases participation and representation of persons with disabilities in statistical planning; (4) Pilots disability survey questions across nations, regions, cultures and languages; and (5) Seeks ways to identify policy implications from the test results. The Washington Group is in a position to propose international statistical standards and guidelines for monitoring population shifts in functioning and disability. It succeeds in its goals when it carries its proposals back to the United Nations Statistical Commission for review, approval and implementation.]

Published: Jun 15, 2016

Keywords: Washington Group; Statistical methods; Disability statistics; International statistical standards

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