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Book

Sheltered employment in five member states of the Council of Europe: Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland

Authors:
SAMOY Erik, WATERPLAS Lina
Publisher:
Council of Europe
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
67p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Strasbourg

Comparative study looking at the situation of sheltered employment in the twelve Member States of the European Union. The data for each country is grouped under the following headings: institutional context; target population; access to sheltered employment; characteristics of the people in sheltered employment; and a discussion of the topics currently under debate around sheltered employment in each country.

Book

Health expectancy: first workshop of the International Healthy Life Expectancy Network (REVES)

Editors:
ROBINE Jean-Marie, BLANCHET Madeleine, DOWD John
Publisher:
HMSO
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
188p.,tables.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at various studies devoted to disability-free life expectancy. Part 1 contains papers on: expectation of life without disability measured from OPCS disability surveys; summary of results of calculation of life expectancy free of disability in the Netherlands 1981-85; Health expectancy in Quebec 1987; recent values of disability-free life expectancy in the United States; health expectancy in Canada; data from Switzerland. Part 2 contains papers on the different types of disability-free life expectancy and the methods of calculation. Part 3 examines the interpretation of these calculations and part 4 at the uses of disability-free life expectancy.

Journal article

Sexual victimization of youth with a physical disability: an examination of prevalence rates, and risk and protective factors

Authors:
MUELLER-JOHNSON Katrin, EISNER Manuel P., OBSUTH Ingrid
Journal article citation:
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29(17), 2014, pp.3180-3206.
Publisher:
Sage

Children with disabilities have been shown to be at greater risk of victimisation than those without. This study used data from a national school-based survey of adolescents (n = 6,749, mean age = 15.41, SD = .66) in Switzerland to investigate sexual victimisation (SV) among physically disabled youth. Two subtypes of SV were differentiated: contact SV, including penetration or touching/kissing, and non-contact SV, such as exhibitionism, verbal harassment, exposure to sexual acts, or cyber SV. A total of 360 (5.1%) youth self-identified as having a physical disability. Lifetime prevalence rates for contact SV were 25.95% for girls with a physical disability (odds ratio [OR] = 1.29 compared with able-bodied girls), 18.50% for boys with physical disability (OR = 2.78 compared with able-bodied boys), and 22.35% for the total sample with physical disability (OR = 1.74 compared with able-bodied youth). For non-contact SV, the lifetime prevalence was 48.11% for girls with a physical disability (OR = 1.44 compared with able-bodied girls), 31.76% for boys with physical disability (OR = 1.95 compared with able-bodied boys), and 40.28% for the total sample with physical disability (OR = 1.67 compared with able-bodied youth). After controlling for other risk factors, physical disability was a significant predictor of contact and non-contact SV for boys, but not for girls. (Edited publisher abstract)

Book

Socio-economic status and living arrangements of older persons in Switzerland

Authors:
BONGARD Myriam, SAUVAIN-DUGERDIL Claudine
Publisher:
United Nations
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
59p.,tables.
Place of publication:
Geneva

In Switzerland, as in most western countries, population ageing is an unavoidable reality that will have effects for at least the next fifty years. In order to anticipate its effects, it is vital to understand precisely what changes are taking place and how they will affect society and everyday life. This report presents a broad picture of the challenges and opportunities of population ageing in Switzerland. The focus is on seniors themselves, rather than the household, and provides an overall picture of the main, basic aspects of life conditions of seniors in the context of population ageing. Population ageing is transforming the sociodemographic panorama in two ways: the meaning of older age is changing and the relations between generations are evolving.

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