Poverty and disability: A vicious circle? Evidence from Afghanistan and Zambia
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Special Issue: Poverty, Financial Inclusion and Livelihood Strategies
Volume 24, Issue Supplement S1, pages S19–S52, January 2012
How to Cite
Trani, J.-F. and Loeb, M. (2012), Poverty and disability: A vicious circle? Evidence from Afghanistan and Zambia. J. Int. Dev., 24: S19–S52. doi: 10.1002/jid.1709
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2010
- multidimensional poverty;
Disability and poverty have a complex and interdependent relationship. It is commonly understood that persons with disabilities are more likely to be poor and that poverty may contribute to sustaining disability. This interdependency is revealed not only through an examination of poverty in terms of income but also on a broader scale through other poverty related dimensions. Just how robust is this link? This paper compares data collected from household surveys in Afghanistan and Zambia, and explores the potential link between multidimensional poverty and disability. We find evidence of lower access to health care, education and labour market for people with disabilities, whatever is the disability status, but poverty measured by an asset index is not statistically different between people with and without disabilities. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.