The Costs of Raising Children with Disabilities in the Philippines
Philippines lacks a study that assesses the extra costs of disability for children and adults with disabilities, which would be the basis for properly assessing needs and developing programmes and services. Assessing the extra costs is also crucial to adjust poverty estimates for this subgroup of the population.
The objective of the Cost of Raising Children with Disabilities in the Philippines is to quantify as much as possible the extra costs faced by households with children with disabilities in order to inform the possible policy responses that could reduce the disadvantage faced by such children and ensuring their full participation in society.
The study on the costs follows a previous assessment on the situation of children with disabilities and their families conducted by the Development Academy of the Philippines. It is expected that the study on the costs will be followed up by a pilot program led by the Government of the Philippines to address the extra costs of raising children with disabilities.
The study includes a large quantitative household survey and qualitative interviews with select households and service providers.
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This project was undertaken in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Government of the Philippines with support from UNICEF and the Australian Government
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