New PDF release: International Measurement of Disability: Purpose, Method and

By Barbara M. Altman

ISBN-10: 3319284967

ISBN-13: 9783319284965

ISBN-10: 3319284983

ISBN-13: 9783319284989

This quantity presents an educated evaluation of the accomplishments of the Washington workforce on incapacity statistics (WG) within the provision of overseas information and records on incapacity. It does so in the context of the UN conference at the Rights of individuals with Disabilities. the amount encompasses a description of the improvement and trying out of a quick set of questions for Censuses, now utilized in nearly 29 international locations and instructed within the U.N.’s rules and proposals for inhabitants and Housing Censuses: The 2020 around, including incapacity as a center subject to be accumulated in censuses. It discusses the reports of a number of nations at the use of the WG questions and the way this has impacted on nationwide agendas within the zone of incapacity. It follows the improvement and trying out of a longer set of questions to be used in nationwide surveys except censuses and examines the demanding situations of translation and the significance of producing similar query units in several languages and inside varied cultures. It reports the exam of cognitive checking out options in various international locations, and offers the result of the 1st around of censuses in 2010 in nations utilizing the six query set. the amount contains discussions of the hot improvement of query modules on a wide diversity of kid incapacity and functioning, and the environmental contexts of participation which are a part of the present paintings of the WG. moreover, it incorporates a mirrored image at the use of the WG’s performance method of determining disabilities by means of humanitarian firms to spot disabilities in populations of displaced individuals. A considerate end addresses what the improvement of cross-nationally related information can suggest for the development of conditions for all individuals with disabilities.

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Altman xxx Introduction References Altman, B. , & Barnartt, S. N. ). (2006). International views on disability measures: Moving toward comparative measurement. Research in Social Science and Disability (Vol. 4). Elsevier, Ltd. United Nations. (2015). Principles and recommendations for population and housing censuses: The 2020 round, Revision 2. (Draft). New York: United Nations. Part I Origin of the Washington Group and Issues in Disability Data Collection Chapter 1 Background and Origin of the Washington Group: Improving the State of Disability Data Julie D.

Barnartt, S. N. ). (2001). Exploring theories and expanding methodologies: Where we are and where we need to go (Research in social science and disability, Vol. 2). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Ltd. Altman, B. , & Barnartt, S. N. ). (2006). International views on disability measures: Moving toward comparative measurement (Research in social science and disability, Vol. 4). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Ltd. Kanter, A. S. (2015). The development of disability rights under international law: From charity to human rights.

Further, this purpose meets the criteria of relevance and feasibility of implementation internationally. In identifying a broad subpopulation, which can be further described using detailed information obtained via extended survey sets, much needed data to inform programs and policies related to the equal and civic rights of persons with disability would be obtained. The relevance of assessing equalization of opportunity was reinforced just 4 years after the WG began its work. N. D. Weeks adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the first international human rights treaty affirming and protecting the rights of persons with disabilities.

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