Monday, March 19, 2012


IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



Government of India

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Central Statistics Office



[full-text, 99 pages]



This Manual provides information on collection, compilation and dissemination of statistics on persons with disabilities, as also the difference between the definitions of various methods. While it is primarily aimed at statisticians in the collection of disability data, it is also useful to disability policy makers and program managers who develop the objectives of any data collection activity and will be the ultimate users of the resulting disability data.



1.       Preface

2.       Abbreviations & Acronyms

3.       Introduction 1-3

4.       Chapter 1:Basic purpose of disability statistics, and their importance for regular national statistics collections 4-12

5.       Chapter 2: Features of the disability statistics collected through Census. 13-24

6.       Chapter 3:Features of the disability statistics collected through National Sample Surveys 25-30

7.       Chapter 4 :Some measurement issues concerning quality and comparability of data from surveys and censuses 31-35

8.       Chapter 5 :International Scenario36-38

Annexure I : Questions: Household Schedule (Census of India – 2001) 39-41

Annexure II : Questions: Household Schedule Census of India-2011 42

Annexure III : Instructions for enumerators on disability (Census of India-2011) 43

Annexure IV : Note on Sample Design and Estimation Procedure of NSS 58th Round 44-60

Annexure V : Schedule 26 for Survey of Disabled Persons - NSS 58th Round 61-71

Annexure VI : Some ICF terminology and definitions of disability 72-73

Annexure VI: Report of Technical Advisory Committee on Disability Statistics 74-94

Bibliography 95



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