Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sophie Mitra
    Pages 1-7 Open Access
  3. Sophie Mitra
    Pages 33-60 Open Access
  4. Sophie Mitra
    Pages 61-88 Open Access
  5. Sophie Mitra
    Pages 129-152 Open Access
  6. Sophie Mitra
    Pages 153-162 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 163-177

About this book


This open access book introduces the human development model to define disability and map its links with health and wellbeing, based on Sen’s capability approach. The author uses panel survey data with internationally comparable questions on disability for Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. It presents evidence on the prevalence of disability and its strong and consistent association with multidimensional poverty, mortality, economic insecurity and deprivations in education, morbidity and employment. It shows that disability needs to be considered from multiple angles including aging, gender, health and poverty. Ultimately, this study makes a call for inclusion and prevention interventions as solutions to the deprivations associated with impairments and health conditions. 


human development model Sen’s capability approach Ethiopia Malawi Tanzania Uganda multidimensional poverty mortality rate economic insecurity prevention interventions morbidity rate Education deprivation Employment deprivation

Authors and affiliations

  • Sophie Mitra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EconomicsFordham UniversityNew YorkUSA

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