The income and poverty of persons with disabilities
The well-being and quality of life of persons with disabilities depend greatly on their coping ability, income and consumption patterns. Wiman (1990) has listed five prerequisites for coping: functional abilities (individual physical and mental resources), motivation, knowledge, skills, and external conditions (opportunities). If some of these prerequisites are fully or partially unmet, coping difficulties may occur. Thus, the inability to cope socially is not the result of individual or environmental factors, but rather caused by the fact that one or several prerequisites for coping in a given environment are (partially) unmet.