Deinstitutionalization The process of transitioning from residential care for Persons with Disabilities to independent living and their inclusion in the community.
Elderly Persons Persons aged 65 and older.
Institutionalization The practice of relying on residential institutions to provide care for Persons with Disabilities. According to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is crucial to “find alternatives that will lead people with disabilities to independent living”.
Institutionalization rate The proportion of institutionalized persons within a population
Persons with Disabilities Persons with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others, as defined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Residential Institutions Public or private entities providing care for adults or children with disabilities who stay there as residents. These entities usually provide food, shelter and sometimes, specialized care for the Persons with Disabilities residing there.
Social Protection National policies to ensure income security and access to basic health care. Such programmes can be contributory, such as social insurance and social health insurance, or non-contributory, such as social assistance and health care services provided for free or at reduced costs.
Social Protection Floor A nationally defined set of basic social security guarantees which secure protection aimed at preventing or alleviating poverty, vulnerability and social exclusion.
Working age population / workforce Population aged 15-64