Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126922
Authors: 
Tabuga, Aubrey D.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
PIDS Discussion Paper Series 2013-11
Abstract: 
The Philippines had laid down the groundwork for improving the welfare of persons with disability (PWDs) two decades ago when it enacted the Magna Carta for Persons with Disability. Several other policies have been formulated since then to ensure that PWDs can have the chance to live the way they so desire. However, recent surveys reveal that despite this, PWDs rarely benefit from these legislations and other programs that have been developed for their advancement. There is a multitude of interplaying factors that constrain them from benefiting from such efforts and these have to be addressed first. This paper discusses the current situation of PWDs in terms of awareness and participation with the objective of identifying the various constraints that they face.
Subjects: 
Philippines
disability
persons with disability (PWDs)
survey
visual impairment
blind
mobility impairment
deaf persons
JEL: 
J14
J18
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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