NUMBER AND STATUS OF MOBILITY-HANDICAPPED PERSONS IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

In December 1980 a joint study, "Number and Status of Disabled Persons by Target Groups," was commissioned by the Ministry of Youth, Family and Health (that had the main responsibility for the study), the Ministry for Employment and Social Order, and the Ministry of Transport of the Federal Republic of Germany. A multistage survey concept was developed for the empirical part of the study. An initial gross sample of 66,000 persons was used (in various sampling stages) to determine the number of officially recognized disabled persons, as well as the number of disabled persons not officially registered. For a subgroup of approximately 6,400 disabled persons (gross) and a control group of about 2,300 nondisabled persons, data on mobility were also collected by having the target persons fill out diaries for a sample day. One of the basic aims of the project was to identify the sociodemographic structure of mobilityhandicapped persons with special reference to those who hold the free travel passes provided by the government. A comprehensive picture of the actual number of mobilityhandicapped people in the Federal Republic of Germany and respective cross-tabulations are given. An outline of further evaluations of mobility and the underlying conceptual approach is also provided.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 27-39
  • Monograph Title: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00395407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309037557
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM