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Housing and urban (Re) development schemes in Ethiopia: implications for female - headed households in A.A


The aim of this research was to make reflections on the ongoing urban redevelopment schemes as part of the government housing policy with a view to assessing their implications on poor women headed households facing eviction and identifying new local policy options. A total of 150 female-headed households residing in condominium houses, temporary shelters and villas in one of the sub- cities of Addis Ababa City Administration (Arada kifle ketema) were approached. From a gender perspective it appears that the housing policy with its subsidy schemes promotes gender equality. Nonetheless, as the results of a household survey conducted in one of the sub -cities of Addis Ababa show, it seems that housing policy objectives and strategies which are fine tuned to women are lacking with the main critique on implementation strategie

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu and Edilegnaw Wale (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

Gender, low-income housing

Secondary Descriptor: 

urban redevelopment

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Cataloge Date: 
Broad Subject heading: 
housing policy
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2009
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Content type: 
Publication date: 
2013-12-27 23:09:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:02:13
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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