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HANDICAP

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French Equivalent: Désavantages

Definition:
A handicap concerns constraints on the relationship between the person with a disability and the social and physical environment, for example, in the areas of education, occupation, information or communication (social dimension).

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.260.

Cross References:
Disability
Impairment

Statistical Theme: Health statistics

Created on Monday, November 12, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003