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Incapacity is a crucial factor for the transition international locations of jap Europe and the previous Soviet Union. not just is a good portion in their inhabitants both ill or disabled with implications for hard work strength participation and productiveness yet their getting older demographics venture a rise within the percentage of disabled humans, elevating issues in regards to the sustainability of social security courses. hence, if those seriously resource-strapped nations fail to deal in an effective demeanour with incapacity and wellbeing and fitness matters of their inhabitants, they can face critical demanding situations to their efforts to accomplish more advantageous financial progress and greater residing criteria. as the fiscal drivers and prices of bad health and wellbeing prestige and disabilities during this area aren't good documented, fiscal Implications of persistent sickness and incapacity in japanese Europe and the previous Soviet Union goals to shut this hole by means of leveraging family survey facts from numerous transition nations, studying the poverty-disability courting and the linkages among incapacity and employment, gains, young ones s institution enrollments, and adults time-use styles. Altogether, incapacity seems to have more desirable unwanted effects at the financial and social future health of the inhabitants in those international locations in comparison with industrialized nations. the most purposes are the superiority of a big casual quarter, the fairly susceptible focusing on functionality of the prevailing social counsel courses, and the inability of broad-based assurance mechanisms to guard members opposed to lack of source of revenue because of unforeseen health problems. Addressing those weaknesses is the problem dealing with coverage makers and the inhabitants at huge within the zone, in the course of the definition and enactment of a deep, well-coordinated, cross-sectoral reform time table. This booklet can be beneficial for coverage makers and improvement officers operating to enhance dwelling criteria within the japanese Europe and the previous Soviet Union.

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7. Occupational structure may have an impact on the prevalence of disabilities: For example Costa (2000) finds that 7 percent of the decline in functional disabilities in the United States from the early 20th century to the early 1990s is due to shifts away from manual labor to white-collar jobs. 8. World Health Organization. ” Concept paper. pdf (accessed July 24, 2006). 9. OECD: Transforming Disability into Ability. 2003. Paris. 10. One shortcoming of household survey data is the exclusion of the institutionalized population, which can lead to an underestimation of the linkages between being disabled and not participating in the labor force.

Days lost due to disability in last month? 4. ADL? 5. IADL? 6. Info on disability transfers 1. Info on total disability transfers 2. Info on transfers by type of disability Armenia Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus BiH Bulgaria HBS DHS HBS LSMS LSMS HBS HBS 2001–03 2000 2001–02 1998–2002 2001–03 1995 & 2001 2003 Y Croatia Georgia Hungary Kazakhstan Kyrgyz Rep. Lithuania HBS HBS HBS HBS LSMS HBS HBS 1998 1998–2002 1998–2002 2001–03 1998 2000–02 2000 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y 25 Albania LSMS 2002 Type of survey Year of survey Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Moldova Poland HBS HBS 1998–2003 1998–2002 1.

Does Employment Protect the Disabled from being Poor? Among employees, the likelihood of being in the poorest quintile of the consumption distribution is about the same for the disabled and the nondisabled (figure 12). Available evidence indeed suggests that employment protects the disabled from being poor. One exception to this rule is Romania, where a significant portion of the disabled wage earners are among the poorest quintile, so being a wage employee does not FIGURE 12 Percentage of Disabled and Nondisabled Individuals in the Poorest Quintile of the Consumption Distribution separately for wage earners and self-employed wage earners self-employed Romania Bulgaria Bosnia and Herzegovina Georgia Moldova 30 20 disabled 10 0 not disabled Source: Authors’ calculations based on household survey data sets listed in appendix 1.

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