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Disability Estimates in India

This article analyses prevalence estimates for disability from the 58th round of the National Sample Survey (2002) and Census 2001. Because of the substantial differences in rates of disability between these two sources, it looks at the possible sources of these discrepancies. Part of the differences could be explained by differences in the definition of disability and disability types. Besides, both the NSS and the census provide only limited information about disability. Refinements are needed in each of the data sources so that they may capture different aspects and implications of disability.

Employment of Persons with Disabilities

This paper reports on the employment of persons with disabilities in India based on recent data from the National Sample Survey. The study shows that the employment rate of persons with disabilities is relatively low compared to that of the all-India working age population, with great variations across gender, the urban/rural sectors and states. A multivariate analysis suggests that employment among persons with disabilities is influenced more by individual and household characteristics than human capital.

Antenatal Care and AIDS Knowledge among Married Women

This study explores the relationship between antenatal care and AIDS awareness and knowledge of methods of prevention, and shows a strong connection between the two. But AIDS awareness and knowledge among married women is disturbingly low. Outreach and intervention efforts therefore need to focus on promoting comprehensive knowledge about prevention of AIDS, especially through the broadcast media.

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