Causal relationships between poverty and disability

Daniel C. Lustig, David R. Strauser

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Although research suggests why disability may cause poverty, it is not well understood why poverty may cause disability. This article presents the Poverty Disability Model, which includes four groups of factors that increase the risk that poverty will cause disability and chronic health problems. Rehabilitation interventions and counselor implications derived from the model are presented in addition to research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-202
Number of pages9
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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