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Yes, Chansamone, discrimination is a problem, so also can be the unintended consequences of social protection policies that don’t take an inclusive approach. For example, defining disability as the “inability to work” creates an incentive to not work, and to strengthen the attitude that people with disabilities can’t work. Instead of thinking of disability benefits as “income replacement” they should be structured to support participation by covering the extra costs of disability. Determining those costs can be tricky. Here is a link to a paper of ours that talks about the methodology:

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JDUf3dAF7LEbmj7m6Y6EhEr6dEwPn1elDW3GoKMUkUg/edit