Although a growing body of research is exploring the links between disability and poverty, the evidence that persons with disabilities are more likely to be poor than their non-disabled counterpart remains scarce. The causal relationship between disability and poverty has most often been considered in terms of disparities in income or living conditions. However, some research strongly suggests that disability is associated with deprivation in a number of other dimensions. To date, no study has examined these associations using large scale surveys with a wide range of wellbeing dimensions and indicators using a multidimensional approach. This paper presents findings of 3 multidimensional poverty measures based on 17 indicators of deprivation collected through large-scale household surveys in Morocco and Tunisia.
This works was supported by the Economic and Social Research Council-Department for International Development (ESRC-DFID) Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Research Programme
Jean-Francois Trani, Parul Bakhshi, Sarah Myers Tlapek, Dominique Lopez & Fiona Gall (2015) Disability and Poverty in Morocco and Tunisia: A Multidimensional Approach, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 16:4, 518-548, DOI: 10.1080/19452829.2015.1091808
Disability and Poverty in Morocco and Tunisia: A multidimensional Approach