Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development
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Disability, Health and Human Development

Authors: Mitra, Sophie

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This open access 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.  

About the authors

Sophie Mitra is Professor of Economics at Fordham University, USA. She is co-editor of the series Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development, Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association, and Senior research associate at the Center for International Policy Studies at Fordham.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mitra, Sophie

    Pages 1-7

  • The Human Development Model of Disability, Health and Wellbeing

    Mitra, Sophie

    Pages 9-32

  • Measurement, Data and Country Context

    Mitra, Sophie

    Pages 33-60

  • Prevalence of Functional Difficulties

    Mitra, Sophie

    Pages 61-88

  • Functional Difficulties and Inequalities Through a Static Lens

    Mitra, Sophie

    Pages 89-127

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53638-9
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-53637-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability, Health and Human Development
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Disability and International Development
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53638-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53638-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53637-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 177
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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