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Disability and povertyA global challenge$
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Arne H. Eide and Benedicte Ingstad

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428851

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.001.0001

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Introduction Disability and poverty: a global challenge

Introduction Disability and poverty: a global challenge

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(p.1) Introduction Disability and poverty: a global challenge
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Disability and poverty
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Benedicte Ingstad

Arne H. Eide

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847428851.003.0001

This book is about being disabled and being poor and the social, cultural, and political processes that link these two aspects of living in what has been characterised as a ‘vicious circle’. It is also about the strengths that people show when living with disability and being poor: how they try to overcome their problems and make the best out of what little they have. The book aims to provide cross-cultural perspectives on the situation of living with a disability and being poor. This chapter discusses disability and poverty; poverty dimensions such as absolute poverty and relative poverty; the disability concept; the vicious circle of disability and poverty; overcoming poverty for people with disability with opportunity, empowerment, and security; and research on poverty and disability.

Keywords:   disability, poverty, empowerment, poverty dimensions, absolute poverty, relative poverty

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