ISSN 2409-2274

Evaluating public health on the basis of census information

Alexander Ramonov 1, Anastasia Pyankova 1

  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

2014, no2, pp. 140–155


The article looks at key approaches to population health and disability analysis.  It demonstrates the fruitfulness of the “modern” conception of disability understood as restrictions on daily life activities due to health problems, and proposes instruments for measuring public health and disabilities in Russia based on international experience using the census and census-based surveys. Specifically, it applies WHO and UN recommendations to the micro-census of 2015 to develop tools for getting more detailed and useful information on disability than is currently available.

Keywords: census; population health; disability