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Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)—a frequent indicator for assessment of the relative eff ects of public-health interventions—explicitly incorporate disability. This Viewpoint will argue, however, that the notion of disability embodied in DALYs does not accord with that in WHO’s International Classifi cation of Functioning, Disability, and Health(More)
Accessing health services at an early age is important to future health and life outcomes. Yet, little is currently known on the role of health insurance in facilitating access to care for children. Exploiting a regression discontinuity design made possible through a policy to provide health insurance to pre-school aged children in Vietnam, this paper(More)
Through a series of focus group discussions conducted in northern and central Vietnam, this study gives voice to the lived economic experience of families with disabilities and how they manage the economic challenges associated with disability. The dynamic of low and unstable income combined with on-going health care and other disability-related costs gives(More)
  • D Mont
  • Journal of population economics
  • 1989
"This paper represents the first attempt to model the two earner family decision to migrate using a joint search theoretic approach. In so doing, the paradox of a couple whose members would both migrate if single but decide not to migrate because they are married to each other is discovered and explained. Furthermore the impact of the rising number of(More)
INTRODUCTION In resource-limited countries, people with disabilities seem to be particularly vulnerable to HIV infection due to barriers to accessing information and services, frequent exposure to sexual violence and social exclusion. However, they have often been left behind in the HIV response, probably because of the lack of reliable epidemiological data(More)
This paper investigates the economic impact of health shocks on working-age adults in Vietnam during 2004-2008, using a fixed effects specification. Health shocks cover disability and morbidity and are measured by 'days unable to carry out regular activity', 'days in bed due to illness/injury', and 'hospitalization'. Overall, Vietnamese households are able(More)
BACKGROUND There has been a growing interest in disability and poverty on the international research and policy stages. Poverty assessments for persons with disabilities may be affected by the experience of extra costs associated with a disability. OBJECTIVE This article provides a systematized review of the global literature on the direct costs(More)
This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) memorandum considers how much the economy's supply oflabor may change in response to adjustments in federal tax rates. It summarizes results from the empirical literature for men and women and presents ranges of estimates, or "elasticities," based on those findings. Those estimates reflect not only the changes in hours(More)
  • D Mont
  • Migration world magazine
  • 1996
"The [U.S.] Congress and the Administration are currently proposing to revamp the nation's welfare system. As a result, increasing attention has focused on the participation of legal immigrants in welfare programs. Out of that scrutiny has come a debate about whether legal immigrants should be eligible for public assistance. Several members of Congress have(More)
BACKGROUND In resource-limited settings, people with disabilities have been left behind in the response to HIV. In the HandiVIH study, we estimate and compare HIV prevalence and associated risk factors between people with and without disabilities. METHODS In this cross-sectional, population-based, observational study, we used two-phase random sampling to(More)