Disability status is often transitory or a matter of insidious change. A person’s ability to function properly depends to a considerable extent on her/his social and physical environment. One area that slips through the large-scale studies like the census and National Sample Survey is the impact of the state and the market on the lives of people with disabilities. In this commentary it is argued that there is a case for a more fundamental re-envisioning of the nature of the disability estimates.
Economic and Political Weekly (2008) 43 (12-13) 22-24.