Under the aegis of: Research Consortium on Educational Outcomes and Poverty (RECOUP)
Poverty often leads to inferior educational outcomes. Those outcomes in turn play a major role in determining the future incidence and extent of poverty. RECOUP studied the mechanisms that drive this cycle of deprivation, identifying the policies needed to ensure that educational outcomes benefit the disadvantaged.
Under DEPP the specific focus was to explore the educational outcomes of young people living in poverty in Ghana, Kenya, India and Pakistan. This cross-national project drew on the ‘Quality of Life’ literature and Amartya Sen’s capability approach to bring new theoretical insights into the conceptualisation of ‘disability’ and ‘educational outcomes’. Community based qualitative research with youth with disabilities and their families, living in poor (rural and urban) communities in the four countries, helped make sense of how education impacts on future life opportunities.
The RECOUP research team comprised three UK institutions and four from Africa and South Asia. More details of the RECOUP team can be found here.
Disability Specific Papers:
- Mugo, J. K., Oranga, J., and Singal, N. (2010). Testing youth transitions in Kenya: Are young people with disabilities falling through the cracks? RECOUP Working Paper 34.
- Singal, N., Jeffery, R., Jain, A., and Sood, N. (2009). “With education you can do anything; without education there’s nothing you can do”. Outcomes of schooling for young people with disabilities. RECOUP Working Paper 24.
- Singal, N., Bhatti, F., and Malik, R. (2009). Counting the invisible: understanding the lives of people with disabilities in Pakistan. RECOUP Working Paper 23.
- Singal, N. (2007). Conceptualising Disability and Education in the South: Challenges for Research. RECOUP Working Paper 10.
- Jeffery, R., and Singal, N. (2008). Disability estimates: implications from a changing landscape of sociopolitical struggle. RECOUP Policy Brief 3.
A more comprehensive list of publications from arising from DEPP can be found here.