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Physical Disability-Is There a Gender Dimension

Is There a Gender Dimension? D Das S B Agnihotri Introduction DOES the incidence of physical disability have a gender dimension? The question has policy relevance for many reasons. First, the rehabilitation cost for a given disability, whether social or economic, is likely to be higher for females compared to males in our society. This has a bearing on the preventive and rehabilitation measures that are needed. Analytically too, the reasons why the incidence of a particular disability is higher for a particular sex is important.

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