Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 11 Household Surveys

24 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2006

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Deon Filmer

World Bank; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Date Written: December 2005

Abstract

This paper analyzes the relationship between whether a young person has a disability, the poverty status of their household, and their school participation using 11 household surveys from nine developing countries. Between 1 and 2 percent of the population is identified as having a disability. Youth with disabilities sometimes live in poorer households, but the extent of this concentration is typically neither large nor statistically significant. However, youth with disabilities are almost always substantially less likely to start school, and in some countries have lower transition rates resulting in lower schooling attainment. The order of magnitude of the school participation disability deficit is often larger than those associated with other characteristics such as gender, rural residence, or economic status differentials.

Suggested Citation

Filmer, Deon, Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 11 Household Surveys (December 2005). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 3794, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=874823

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