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Robert Gould, Tamar Heller & Sarah Parker Harris

In: Disability Through the Life Course

Chapter 5: Annotated Data, Statistics, Tables, and Graphs

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Annotated Data, Statistics, Tables, and Graphs
Annotated data, statistics, tables, and graphs
RobertGould
TamarHeller
Sarah ParkerHarris

This chapter presents a wide range of data on the experiences and outlooks of Americans with disabilities at various stages of the life course. The data that follow are arranged in six major sections: (1) Birthrights, (2) Childhood, (3) Youth, (4) Adulthood, (5) Aging, and (6) Death and Dying.

Birthrights
Abortion

The legacy of eugenic sterilization of people with disabilities casts a shadow over the history of birth decisions for and of people with disabilities in the United States. There is little quantitative data available from major statistical clearinghouses regarding the number of eugenic sterilizations and coerced birth decisions of people with disabilities. The lasting effect of the eugenics movement is reflected, however, in current ...

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