Description

Are official statistics about the education and employment of persons with disabilities published at least every 10 years?
This question refers only to whether such statistics are published or not. And to their quality. It does not refer to what the statistics actually tell us about one state in contrast with another – based on those statistics. That is, it simply asks whether such statistics are collected and, additionally, if so, what is their quality?

Relates to Convention Article:

  • No.19, Living independently and being included in the community
  • No.31, Statistics and data collection

In detail

Brief explanation of the question

Article 31 prescribes that “States Parties undertake to collect appropriate information, including statistical and research data, to enable them to formulate and implement policies to give effect to the present Convention”.

This question was chosen because a sustainable effort at inclusion has to result in rising percentages of both graduates and employees with disabilities. This question refers only to whether such statistics are published or not, and to their quality. It does not refer to what the statistics actually tell us about one state in contrast with another.

Summary of results

The map shows how data on education and employment is not much better if we consider developed or slightly less developed countries. Since the most developed countries have definitely better statistics in general, there is an obviously missing political will in many countries. Some respondents remark the lack of a comprehensive database that makes impossible to get a full picture and definitely prevents an effective detailed evaluation of persons with disability’s degree of involvement in society (e.g. Brazil, Luxembourg, Russia or Sweden).

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