Journal article

Estimating the extra cost of living with disability in Vietnam

Van Minh Hoang, Bao Giang Kim, Thanh Liem Nguyen, Michael Palmer, Phuong Thao Nguyen, Bach Duong Le

GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Disability is shown to be both a cause and a consequence of poverty. However, relatively little research has investigated the economic cost of living with a disability. This study reports the results of a study on the extra cost of living with disability in Vietnam in 2011. The study was carried out in eight cities/provinces in Vietnam, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh cities (two major metropolitan in Vietnam) and six provinces from each of the six socio-economic regions in Vietnam. Costs are estimated using the standard of living approach whereby the difference in incomes between people with disability and those without disability for a given standard of living serves as a proxy for the cos..

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