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Disability & Social Exclusion in Rural India

Insa Klasing (Author)

India is home to a population of 50 million disabled people, the world’s largest outside China. Although 80 percent of disabled people in India live in rural areas, the government and NGOs direct their activity almost exclusively towards urban centers, and little research has been conducted in rural communities where the incidence of disability is greatest. This book sheds new light on the marginalisation of disabled people in rural India. It explores the barriers that exclude disabled people from participation in education, livelihoods, social life and medical care. Comprehensive chapters describe each aspect of exclusion n turn, explaining the barriers to participation and evaluating the government’s policy and programmatic response. Each chapter ends with recommendations for government policy and an agenda for NGO intervention. This study finds that social exclusion defines the experience of being disables in rural India at least as much as disability itself. It demonstrates how the direct impact of disability in one area, for example education, exacerbates barriers to participation in other areas, including work and social life. This underlines the importance of access to timely and adequate healthcare as a means of preventing many disabilities in the first place, and breaking the vicious cycle of social consequences before it starts.

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About the author

Insa Klasing

Insa Klasing is a development economist. Educated at the University of Oxford, she pursued postgraduate studies in Indian Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She completed assignments at the World Bank and the U.N. Economics Commission for Latin America, and a twelve month research fellowship with Action Aid in New Delhi. She is Founding director of Zindagi-India, an NGO funding basic education projects in disadvantaged areas of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Disability & Social Exclusion in Rural India
Author Insa Klasing
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 8131600513
length 200p., Tables; Notes; References; Index; 23cm.