Determinants and dynamics of urban poverty in Ethiopia: a comparison of poverty in Rural and Urban Ethiopia

This paper investigates the determinants and dynamics of poverty in urban areas in Ethiopia. The results show that urban poverty is quite high in Ethiopia, indicating the Seriousness of the problem. We observed high fluctuations in living standards mainly Driven by fluctuations in food prices, particularly those of cereals. Thus, price Stabilization policies form important ingredients for fighting poverty. Factors that affect the dynamics of poverty are mainly education of head of the household and size of the household. Policies that promote human capital and control of population growth reduce greatly the probability of falling into poverty.


Editor(s):
Tassew, W/Hanna
Alemayehu, Seyoum
Alemu, Mekonnen
Berhane, Tareke
Getachew, Asgedom
Getachew, Yoseph
Tenkir, Bonger
Issue Date:
2002-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/250203
Published in:
Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume 08, Number 1
Page range:
61-82
Total Pages:
98
Series Statement:
ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
Volume VIII Number 1; April 1999




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