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FY 2011/2012 Research Topic: 4-22
Disabilities and poverty reduction in developing countries


Persons with disabilities are among the most vulnerable groups of people in developing countries. The Institute of Developing Economies has conducted a series of research project highlighting disabilities in developing countries in the past decade from both legal and economic perspectives.
This project is a part of a series of progressive studies in economic empirics. We previously collected data on the livelihood of persons with disabilities (PWDs) living in Metro Manila in the Philippines, with the cooperation of the Philippines Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), and analyzed it with data from a past research project. Currently, we are using a new data set from the agricultural area of Rosario City in the Batangas Province of the Philippines, to compare the livelihoods of PWDs in Metro Manila and this agricultural area, in order to gain an overall picture of the livelihood of PWDs in the Philippines.


April 2011 - February 2012

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] YAMAGATA Tatsufumi
[ Co-researchers ] MORI Soya