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‘I know my rights, but am I better off?’: institutions and disability in Uganda

Owens, Trudy; Torrance, Samantha

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Samantha Torrance



Abstract

Uganda is internationally recognised for both its legal and constitutional provisions for people with disabilities, and the presence of disabled persons’ organisations that provide informal advocacy and support. Using a unique dataset of 579 Ugandans with physical disabilities, we develop a conceptual framework on social capital to investigate the factors correlated with knowledge of formal institutions that target disability. In examining whether this knowledge results in higher incomes we find that gender matters. A woman’s education and membership of external networks are correlates of knowledge; higher levels of this knowledge are associated with substantially higher levels of income.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Development Studies
Print ISSN 0022-0388
Electronic ISSN 1743-9140
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Owens, T., & Torrance, S. (in press). ‘I know my rights, but am I better off?’: institutions and disability in Uganda. Journal of Development Studies, 52(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2015.1081174
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2015.1081174
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00220388.2015.1081174
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Development Studies
on 9 October 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/00220388.2015.1081174

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