Disability, Health and Human Development

by Sophie Mitra

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Book Description

This book introduces the human development model to define disability and map its links with health and wellbeing, based on Sen's capability approach. The author uses panel survey data with internationally comparable questions on disability for Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. It presents evidence on the prevalence of disability and its strong and consistent association with multidimensional poverty, mortality, economic insecurity and deprivations in education, morbidity and employment. It shows that disability needs to be considered from multiple angles including aging, gender, health and poverty. Ultimately, this study makes a call for inclusion and prevention interventions as solutions to the deprivations associated with impairments and health conditions.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Disability, Health and Human Development ebook for free in PDF format (3.3 MB).

Book Details

Subject
Politics and Government
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Published
2018
Pages
193
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781137536372
ISBN10
1137536373
ISBN13 Digital
9781137536389
ISBN10 Digital
1137536381
PDF Size
3.3 MB
License
CC BY

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