Women with disability across Europe: issues on updated and available data

Leonardi, Matilde, Koutsogeorgou, Eleni, Quatrini, Anita and Covelli, Venusia (2014) Women with disability across Europe: issues on updated and available data. Journal of Women's Health Care, 3 (5). 1000175 1-5. ISSN 2167-0420

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The collection of comparable estimates of Women with Disability (WwD) is essential for successful policy-making, and can be directly addressed to the reduction of the barriers that WwD have to face so to achieve full participation in all aspects of their lives. In order to minimize and prevent barriers for WwD, a common policy and a research framework is needed within the European countries. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to underline the issues related to availability, type, and comparability of European data about WwD, and to suggest how to overcome some of the open needs. In particular, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) issued by the World Health Organization could be the core conceptual model for collecting data and measuring disability, acting as the basis for relevant social policies, since information at all levels on the functioning of WwD is essential for policy purposes.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0697 Protection, assistance and relief > HV0700 Special classes > HV1442 Women
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1390 Education of special classes of persons > LC1401 Women. Girls
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
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Depositing User: Eleni Koutsogeorgou
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 16:02
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 16:02
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80149

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