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20110124 Availability Collection and Use of Data on Disability in The Caribbean Subregion


20110124 Availability Collection and Use of Data on Disability in The Caribbean Subregion

This paper addresses the issue of the availability of data on persons with disabilities in the Caribbean
subregion. It was prepared as a background paper for the Subregional Meeting and Capacity-
Development Training Workshop on “Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities in the Caribbean”. It presents the findings of a survey conducted by ECLAC aimed
at gaining insight on current practices of national statistical offices and other data collecting agencies
with respect to the collection of national data on persons with disabilities. Using data from the 2000
year census for eight countries, the study also examines the impact of disability on education and
employment.