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

Owens, Trudy and Torrance, Samantha (2015) ‘I know my rights, but am I better off?’: institutions and disability in Uganda. Journal of Development Studies, 52 (1). pp. 22-35. ISSN 1743-9140

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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.

Item Type: Article
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.com/10.1080/00220388.2015.1081174
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Identification Number: 10.1080/00220388.2015.1081174
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2017 23:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/38536

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