ACCESSING SOCIAL SAFETY NET INTERVENTIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FROM PAKISTAN

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Dr. Muhammad Zaheer Khan
Dr. Farrukh Shahzad
Dr. Nouman Khaliq
Dr. Ehtesham ul Hiq
Dr. Nazia Malik
Masroor Ahmad
Dr. Muhammad Idrees
Muhammad Saeed Ahmad
Dr. Muhammad Hussain
Mujahid Iqbal

Keywords

Social Safety net Interventions (SNNIs), disability, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Pakistan

Abstract

This study is designed to explore the social safety net interventions particularly for persons with disabilities (PWD). There is a broad range of social safety net interventions; however, the present study focuses on social assistance broadly in the form of cash transfer, health care facilities, and accessibility to social safety net interventions by the persons with disabilities in Pakistan. In Pakistan, private safety net interventions in the form of informal and formal arrangements by the state help lessen the adverse outcomes on marginalized segment. The goal of social safety net Interventions (SSNIs) is to protect marginalized segment from the economic and social consequences of a large plunge in family earnings. As compare to savings or financial institution accounts, SSNIs are mostly projected to provide as a redistributive instrument, distributing money to the poorest of the poor to lift them out of poverty, as well as to give beneficiaries better opportunities to shrink their risk of incurring tragic monetary loss. Quantitative information gathered through 500 disabled persons registered in BISP Database i.e. National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER). Data was coded and entered in SPSS-20.  Descriptive statistics and Bi-variate analysis was conducted to know the relationship between explanatory variable and response variable. Findings reveal that social safety nets interventions social protection empowers persons with disability.


 

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