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    Trends in disability: Evidence from Sri Lanka Census

    Project ID: DE-002 Status: Completed

    In developed countries, there is increasing evidence that the elderly are becoming healthier in the past three decades, one indicator of which is declining disability rates in the elderly. This is of great importance as healthy ageing implies a lower social and economic burden in the future from population ageing. As there is no longitudinal population health survey in Sri Lanka, there has been a lack of data on disability trends in the elderly in Sri Lanka. This study is analyzing data from the last two national censuses in 1981 and 2001 to determine what can be concluded about the trends and geographical distribution of physical disability in the Sri Lankan elderly population during the past two decades. The results were published in late 2006 as a Research Study Series. (RSS 1. Disability Amongst the Elderly in Sri Lanka).

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     Project at a glance  Project team
    Start Date: Jul 2005
    End Date: Oct 2006
    Themes: Demography, Disability, Health statistics
    Sponsor(s): IHP
    Client: World Bank
    IHP Staff: Neluka Silva
    Consultant(s): I De Silva, WP Amarabandu, HR Gunasekera
     Location  Further information
    Region: Sri Lanka
    Country(s): Sri Lanka
    Partner(s): Colombo University
    More details: World Bank Sri Lanka Ageing Study
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