The Educational and Occupational Trajectories of Adolescents and Youth with Disabilities in India - Research Brief
While the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) obligates the state to meet the learning
needs of all children and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) specifically refers to the
rights to be secured for persons with disabilities, empirical evidence highlights that globally persons with disabilities experience comparatively lower educational attainment, lower employment, and worse standards of living and poverty, than persons without disabilities (WHO 2011; DFID 2018).
Evidence related to persons with disabilities living in low and middle-income countries is particularly scarce, and
longitudinal evidence of their life trajectories related to education, occupation, and family formation is extremely
limited. Given this shortage of data and the urgent need to address this gap in order to inform policy discourse, Young
Lives India3 recently undertook a study on the educational and occupational trajectories of adolescents and youths
with disabilities in India.
This Research Brief summarises the Research Report by the same name, available here