The poverty trap. A family thing.
The cost of living with a disability can increase household poverty, which means disability is not an issue limited to individuals.
Exclusion and stigma, low incomes, and high costs of rehabilitation and care, all create a vicious circle that holds back not only individuals with impairments, but their families and children too.
Children are particularly affected as in a poor household there's a higher risk of disease and malnutrition - as such disability can trap people in poverty from one generation to the next. We often see a high concentration of disabled people within a single family.