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Call for papers for a Special Issue on “Gender and Industrialization in Ethiopia” in the Ethiopian Journal of Economics (EJE)

Ethiopian Economics Association
Ethiopian Journal of Economics (EJE)
Special Issue Editor: Dr. Bilisuma B. Dito (University of Maastricht)
The Ethiopian Journal of Economics is planning to publish a special issue on ‘Gender & Industrialization in Ethiopia” in one of its 2019 issues. The Journal is a bi-annual peer reviewed reputable journal published by the Ethiopian Economics Association. It is devoted to the advancement of economic science in Ethiopia. It also contributes to debates on development policy through the dissemination of rigorous empirical research.
To meet these objectives, the journal aims to encourage empirical research as well as evidence based policy discussions on the gendered implications of the industrialization processes in Ethiopia. A deeper knowledge on this topic is vital for this context considering Ethiopia is one of the top industrializing countries in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly through attracting a huge flow of Foreign Direct Investment. To facilitate the process of
industrialization, the government has given a lot of attention to the development of industrial parks to nurture manufacturing and agro-processing industries that absorb more labor and ensure the sustainable development of the country. The growth in industrialization in the country has shown an interesting gendered trend with unprecedented opportunities it provided to female workers in various parts of the country, especially in areas close to urban centers.
The EJE wants to encourage research and debates on the various social and economic implications of these processes from a gender perspective. As such the objective of this special issue is to understand whether and how the industrialisation process results in specific gendered outcomes. The special uses the WHO definition of gender which refers to the socially constructed characteristics of women and men – such as norms, roles and relationships of and between groups of women and men.
We would like to invite researchers to submit original micro- and macro-research, which discuss the link between gender and industrialization in Ethiopia from an economics as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. Prospective topics in this special issue should be relevant, but NOT limited to the following:
  • Family dynamics
  • Intra-household Bargaining
  • Migration
  • Family and Gender norms
  • Labor and employment issues
  • Health and welfare (well-being)
  • Child outcomes
  • Policy dynamics
  • Gender infrastructure
We consider submissions that are empirical research articles, empirical case studies as well as theoretical & experimental papers, as well as policy discussions. We encourage papers which use various methods (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods as well as papers with comparative analyses. Submissions can be made in English as well as Amharic.
Important deadlines:
Submission of full papers (maximum of 8,000 words excluding references) by January 15, 2019.
Selected Authors will be notified by January 31, 2019.
Selected Authors will receive reviews of their articles by February 28th, 2019.
Authors should submit their revised manuscript by March 15, 2019
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