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Education and Disability

Table of contents
Executive summary ............................................................................................................................................ 3
1. Introduction .................................................................................................................................................... 7
2. Data on disability ............................................................................................................................................ 7
2.1 Definition of disability ................................................................................................................................. 7
2.2 Data sources ................................................................................................................................................. 9
2.3 Data quality ................................................................................................................................................. 10
3. Links between education and disability .................................................................................................... 13
3.1 Indicators .................................................................................................................................................... 13
3.2 Proportion of 15- to 29-year-olds who ever attended school.............................................................. 14
3.3 Out-of-school rate ...................................................................................................................................... 19
3.4 Completion rate ......................................................................................................................................... 21
3.5 Mean years of schooling ........................................................................................................................... 23
3.6 Adult literacy rate ....................................................................................................................................... 27
4. Summary and recommendations .............................................................................................................. 30
References ......................................................................................................................................................... 32
Annex: Data sources and definition of disability ......................................................................................... 33

List of tables
Table 1. Out-of-school rate for children of primary school age, Cambodia 2014 .................................. 12
Table 2. Population 15-29 years who ever attended school ..................................................................... 17
Table 3. Out-of-school rate of children of primary school age ................................................................. 20
Table 4. Out-of-school rate of adolescents of lower secondary school age ........................................... 21
Table 5. Completion rate for primary education ........................................................................................ 22
Table 6. Completion rate for lower secondary education ......................................................................... 23
Table 7. Mean years of schooling, population 25 years and older ........................................................... 25
Table 8. Adult literacy rate, population 15 years and older ...................................................................... 28

List of figures
Figure 1. Population 15-29 years who ever attended school (%) .............................................................. 19
Figure 2. Mean years of schooling, population 25 years and older ......................................................... 26
Figure 3. Adult literacy rate, population 15 years and older (%) ............................................................... 29

List of boxes
Box 1. Activities by international organizations in the area of disability statistics ................................... 8
Box 2. Sampling errors in survey data on disability ................................................................................... 12
Box 3. Adjusted disability parity index ......................................................................................................... 15