This guide provides information on current standards and definitions in the fields of employment and disability, as well as descriptions of good practices related to the compilation of statistics on the employment situation of people with disabilities, so that better data on this topic can be produced. It is directed to countries wishing to gather or improve such statistics in order to meet policy needs and it is an attempt to bring together all relevant information in this field.
The main objective of this guide is to inform users about the following
• current state of national methodologies for the compilation of
statistics on the employment situation of people with disabilities;
• standards and definitions for the measurement of the different
sub-groups of the economically active population;
• concepts and methods for the measurement of disability;
• useful sources and survey questions on disability.
Information on these topics has been drawn from various sources, each giving detailed analysis and description of its specific area. These sources should be consulted for in-depth studies; they are cited in the appropriate sections and listed in the bibliography.