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Disability, Education and Employment in Developing Countries
From Charity to Investment

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  • Author: Kamal Lamichhane, Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Research Institute
  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107064065

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  • With several empirical evidences, this book advocates on the importance of human capital of persons with disabilities and demands the paradigm shift from charity into investment approach. Society in general believes that people with disabilities cannot benefit from education, cannot participate in the labour market and cannot be contributing members to families and countries. To invalidate such assumptions, this book describes how education in particular helps make persons with disabilities achieve economic independence and social inclusion. For the first time, detailed analyses of returns to the investment in education and nexus between disability, education, employability and occupational options are discussed. Moreover, other chapters describe disability and poverty followed by the discussion of barriers behind why persons with disabilities are unable to obtain education despite the significantly higher returns. These foundational themes recur throughout the book.

    • Brings, for the first time, empirical works from different low and middle income countries, providing new insights into the importance of investment in disability issues
    • Provides empirical analyses on the linkages between disability, education and jobs, using several methods including econometrics
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107064065
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of figures
    About the author
    1. Fundamentals of disability studies
    2. Disability and the global employment situation
    3. Disability and the role of education in jobs: case studies from Nepal and the Philippines
    4. Disability and jobs in a post-conflict country: Cambodia
    5. Gender and job: a comparison between people with and without disabilities in Bangladesh
    6. Disability and human capital investment
    7. Disability, poverty and inequality: a case study in Nepal
    8. Disability and job satisfaction differentials
    9. Disability and determinants of education: a case from India
    10. Disability and barriers to education
    11. The way forward: investment in disability.

  • Author

    Kamal Lamichhane, Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Research Institute
    Kamal Lamichhane is a research fellow at the Japan International Cooperation Agency's Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. He completed his postdoctoral work under the fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science of the Government of Japan. His interdisciplinary research focuses on disability studies, inclusive education, development studies and international cooperation.

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