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This work explores the economic situation of disabled people in developing countries with a case study from Jordan. Although dealing with the situation of disability in Jordan specifically, this needs assessment study also provides comparisons with other developing societies. The author considers the prospect for future improvement in disability policy at a time when state budgets are already over stretched by pressing issues such as widespread poverty, unemployment and poor health conditions. The book is divided into three parts. Part one explores disability in global context and sets the scene for understanding what disability is and the impact of having disability across cultures with emphasis on the experience of discrimination. Issues discussed include a review of perspectives of disability, disability and economic needs, disability within religious contexts, and a conceptual overview on disability research. Part two deals with disability theory and practice in Jordan in terms of economic policies and provisions available for disabled people. Part three presents concluding remarks on the rise of disability politics in developing countries and the development of a participatory policy agenda.
Ashgate Publishing Limited
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