|Title||How Do Persons with Disabilities Earn a Living?: Findings from the Field Survey Conducted in Metro Manila, the Philippines|
How do persons with disabilities (PWDs) earn a living? This question is more critical in developing countries from the view point of poverty reduction of PWDs. This paper investigates economic activities of PWDs in the Philippines where disability-related legislation is relatively progressive among developing countries. A field survey was conducted in
cooperation with Disability People’s Organizations (DPOs) with a tailor-made questionnaire in four representative cities in Metro Manila in August 2008. The level of income and education of PWDs and determinants of them are examined with the Mincer regression. Main conclusions of this study are: (1) both the incidence and depth of poverty are greater among
sample PWDs than that of total population in Metro Manila; (2) strong association between education and income and solid heredity of low level of education to a PWD from her/his father; (3) female PWDs are likely to be educated less than male PWDs after taking the endogeneity between income and education into account and controlling individual, parents’
and environmental characteristics.
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