The Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Evidence from Low and Middle Income Countries
Lena Morgon Banks & Sarah Polack
International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
This report was funded by CBM and prepared by researchers at ICED.
The report is formed of two parts:
PART A – Systematic Review on Disability and Economic Poverty.
This section presents a systematic review of the literature on the relationship between disability and economic poverty. The majority of studies identified showed a positive, statistically significant association between disability and economic poverty across age groups, location, disability types and study designs.
PART B – Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion.
This section explores the economic consequences of the exclusion and inclusion of people with disabilities in the areas of education, employment and health. The key pathways through which these economic costs may arise are discussed and studies that have attempted to quantify the financial impacts are reviewed.
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