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Determinants of Urban Poverty: Evidence from Ethiopian Urban Household Survey 1994-2004

Abstract: 

The paper investigates the impact of various household characteristics on consumption thereby on poverty in Ethiopia by analyzing the panel data covering 1994-2004. The descriptive analysis of poverty using headcount, poverty gap and squared poverty gap measures shows that poverty has decreased over the period under consideration owing to various policies related implementations. The paper also identifies some important household characteristics that determine poverty. Finally, it addresses some poverty simulations with regard to the impact of a change in certain characteristics of households on the level of poverty

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemun & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-99944-54-14-7
Primary Descriptors: 

Poverty

Secondary Descriptor: 

Urban Household

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
Growth and Development
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2010
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
I
Publication date: 
2013-05-27 23:10:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:02:21
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy