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Disability and poverty: A global challenge

Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad


This book is about being disabled and being poor, and the social, cultural, and political processes that link these two aspects of living. Environmental barriers, limited access to services, and discriminatory attitudes and practice are among key elements that drive disabled people into poverty and keep them there. The book explores the lived realities of people with disabilities from across the developing world and examines how the coping strategies of individuals and families emerge in different contexts.

Keywords: social processes, cultural processes, political processes, environmental barriers, access to services, discriminatory attitudes, discriminatory practice, coping strategies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781847428851
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arne H. Eide, editor

Benedicte Ingstad, editor

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Introduction Disability and poverty: a global challenge

Benedicte Ingstad, and Arne H. Eide

Three Living conditions among people with disabilities in developing countries

Arne H. Eide, Mitch E. Loeb, Sekai Nhiwatiwa, Alister Munthali, Thabale J. Ngulube, and Gert van Rooy

Six Displacement, mobility and poverty in northern Uganda

Herbert Muyinda, and Susan R. Whyte

Seven Where culture really matters: disability and well-being in Yemen

Benedicte Ingstad, Arwa Baider, and Lisbet Grut

Eight Disability and barriers in Kenya

Lisbet Grut, Joyce Olenja, and Benedicte Ingstad

Nine Disability and social suffering in Zimbabwe

Jennifer Muderedzi, and Benedicte Ingstad

Epilogue Some concluding thoughts: the way ahead

Arne H. Eide, and Benedicte Ingstad

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