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An Empirical Study on the Poverty and Employment of Persons with Disabilities in South Africa

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Disability is no longer the agenda only from human rights perspective, but also from development perspective as explicitly reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals. Researchers and practitioners about disability have long been confronting the necessity of understanding the poverty of persons with disabilities through empirical evidence, particularly in developing countries. This study takes a case of South Africa and empirically examines about poverty and employment of persons with disabilities. Through quantitatively showing the problems about these issues, this study aims at further increasing the awareness toward disability issue and contributing to building a disability policy or strengthening the policy implementation.

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