Journal article

The Economic Lives of People with Disabilities in Vietnam

Michael Palmer, Nora Groce, Daniel Mont, Hong Nguyen Oanh, Sophie Mitra



Through a series of focus group discussions conducted in northern and central Vietnam, this study gives voice to the lived economic experience of families with disabilities and how they manage the economic challenges associated with disability. The dynamic of low and unstable income combined with on-going health care and other disability-related costs gives rise to a range of coping mechanisms (borrowing, reducing and foregoing expenditures, drawing upon savings and substituting labour) that helps to maintain living standards in the short-run yet threatens the longer-term welfare of both the individual with disability and their household. Current social protection programs were reported as n..

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Awarded by Department for International Development (UK)

Awarded by Economic and Social Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development (UK) (Grant code: ES/J018864/1). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.