Transitions to adulthood for young people with disabilities in India : current status and emerging prospects

SINGAL, Nidhi
JEFFERY, Roger
Publication Date 
2009
26 p

Approximately 5 to 5.5 millions young people with disabilities live in India; however, little is known about how they and their families perceive their transitions to adulthood. This paper uses the framework of transitions provided in the World Bank’s ‘World Development Report 2007’ to analyze opportunities for young people with disabilities with regards to issues such as education, employment and citizenship in India. The authors examine the lived experience of youth with disabilities by analyzing existing literature and secondary data. This paper is useful for people interested in learning more about youth with disabilities in India
Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal
Vol 20, No 1

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