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Disability measures as an indicator of poverty: a case study from Viet Nam

Palmer, Michael; Nguyen, Thi Minh Thuy; Quach, Thi Ngoc Quyen; Dang, Duy Sy; Hoang, Huynh Van; Berry, Helen


This paper examines the relationship between disability and poverty at a health-demographic surveillance site in Viet Nam using alternative measures of disability severity. Analysis of the site population (n=65400) is combined with interviews of 27 households containing members with disabilities. Results show that disability severity is positively associated with poverty. Results support recent efforts of the Vietnamese government to extend programmes of social protection for households...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of International Development
DOI: 10.1002/jid.1715


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