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Sustaining inclusion through work

Livelihoods experience of rural Indonesian villagers with disability
WithEkawati Liu, Yuhda Wahyu Pradana, Irfan Kortschak, Hezti Insriani, Erin Wilson

This chapter explores the complex interrelationship between economic and social inclusion using the findings from a research study conducted in rural Indonesia. Using collaborative and multi-methods participatory approaches, the study explored the livelihoods experiences of 157 people with disability in six villages. The findings point to the interplay between social and economic inclusion where social networks, access to finance, religious, and social supports, economic opportunities and capabilities, social roles and gender, and attitudes to disability all contribute to livelihoods opportunities. In this context, social development for people with disability cannot be understood, nor undertaken, separate from its economic partner.