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Disability, poverty, and schooling in developing countries : results from 11 household surveys
 
Author:Filmer, Deon; Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS 3794
Country:Cambodia; Mongolia; Myanmar; Sierra Leone; Burundi; Mozambique; Jamaica; Romania; Indonesia; Date Stored:2005/12/09
Document Date:2005/12/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Primary Education; Health Monitoring & Evaluation; Social Protections & Assistance; Gender and Law; Social CohesionLanguage:English
Region:East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Africa; Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WPS3794
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: This paper analyzes the relationship between whether a young person has a disability, the poverty status of their household, and their school participation using 11 household surveys from nine developing countries. Between 1 and 2 percent of the population is identified as having a disability. Youth with disabilities sometimes live in poorer households, but the extent of this concentration is typically neither large nor statistically significant. However, youth with disabilities are almost always substantially less likely to start school, and in some countries have lower transition rates resulting in lower schooling attainment. The order of magnitude of the school participation disability deficit is often larger than those associated with other characteristics such as gender, rural residence, or economic status differentials.

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