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Disability in Canada

Demographics

According to the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability by Statistics Canada, about 3.8 million or 13.7% of Canadians aged 15 to 64 were regarded as disabled.[1]

Education

Only 20.2% Canadians with disabilities have a university degree compared to 40.7% of their non-disabled compatriots.[2]

Income inequality and employment

Disabled men aged 15-to-64 age group earn $9,557 less than non-disabled men of the same age, in the case of disabled women in the same age-group the income difference is $8,853.[2] In 2006 the unemployment rate among disabled Canadians was 8.6%, compared to the national average rate of 6.3%.[2]

Social inclusion

According to 2004 survey, 10% of Canadians believe disabled people are fully included in Canadian social life. About 1.4 million disabled adults required assistance with activities of daily living in 2006.[3]

References

  1. ^ "The Daily — Canadian Survey on Disability, 2012". Statcan.gc.ca. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Report on Equality Rights of People with Disabilities" (PDF). Chrc-ccdp.ca. Retrieved 2015-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Table 1 - Adults with disabilities that need help with everyday activities, by sex and age groups, Canada, 2001 and 2006". Statcan.gc.ca. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 

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