Who Counts? Measuring Disability Cross-Nationally in Census Data

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Our analysis of disability census questions across 65 countries shows that how disability is defined and measured shapes the prevalence of disability. We found that definitions, terminology, measurement, and instructions to respondents and enumerators matter for understanding disability prevalence.”

David Pettinicchio, Michelle Maroto, Who Counts? Measuring Disability Cross-Nationally in Census Data, Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 257–284, https://doi.org/10.1093/jssam/smaa046