List of tables; List of figures; Preface; Acknowledgements; About the author; 1. Fundamentals of disability studies; 2. Disability and the global employment situation; 3. Disability and the role of education in jobs: case studies from Nepal and the Philippines; 4. Disability and jobs in a post-conflict country: Cambodia; 5. Gender and job: a comparison between people with and without disabilities in Bangladesh; 6. Disability and human capital investment; 7. Disability, poverty and inequality: a case study in Nepal; 8. Disability and job satisfaction differentials; 9. Disability and determinants of education: a case from India; 10. Disability and barriers to education; 11. The way forward: investment in disability.
The book describes how education in particular helps make persons with disabilities achieve economic independence and social inclusion.
Kamal Lamichhane is a research fellow at the Japan International Cooperation Agency's Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. He completed his postdoctoral work under the fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science of the Government of Japan. His interdisciplinary research focuses on disability studies, inclusive education, development studies and international cooperation.