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

Abstract: 

<p><em>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.</em></p>

Corporate Author: 
Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute (EEA/EEPRI)
Publisher: 
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
Primary Descriptors: 

<p>Urban poor; Economic policy</p>

Secondary Descriptor: 

<p>Economic assistance, Rural Ethiopia</p>

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia
Cataloge Date: 
03/02/2013
Broad Subject heading: 
poverty
Call Number: 
330.05 ETH JOU
Serial Key Title: 
Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Volume: 
VIII
Year: 
April, 1999
Publication date: 
1999-03-02 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-03-02 00:00:00
Number: 
1
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Serial (Journal)
Current frequency: 
Semiannual