People with disabilities face a higher risk of being excluded from society. To what extent the risk materializes depends on a number of factors. One of them is where a person with a disability lives. According to data from Europe and CIS, if he or she happens to live in rural area, the risk of social exclusion is most severe. The risk falls by almost half in urban centres, and further in capital cities.
Attitudes play a major role in determining whether people with disabilities experience social exclusion. Social exclusion risks for a person with disabilities doubles when a significant portion of the population (at least one third) opposes inclusive measures.
This information was taken from the UNDP Regional Human Development Report: Beyond Transition, Towards Inclusive Societies, 2011, which is being launched at Oxford University on Monday, 20 June, 2011.
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