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Migration, Urban-Rural Linkages and Poverty in Ethiopia


The paper argues that rural-urban migration is one of the livelihood strategies pursued by both rural and urban households to reduce the impact of poverty and improve quality of life and well-being in Ethiopia. It acknowledges that there is no sufficient knowledge and appreciation about the development dimension of migration and the importance of urban-rural linkages on the side of policy makers, academics and the civil society sectors. The paper seeks to generate knowledge through presenting the relationship between migration, rural-urban linkage, poverty and well-being based on the firsthand household data collected in Addis Ababa, Kolfe area, and Kebele 08/09 of Shashemene town. It highlights the policy implications of such dynamic linkages among urban and rural areas and the flow of labour, capital, goods, information, knowledge and other resources in the continuum of urban-rural relationships.

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & []. & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
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Labor migration (rural, Urban)

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Geographic Descriptors: 
Devloping contries - Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Shashemene
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Broad Subject heading: 
Poverty alleviation
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2006
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2013-05-27 23:06:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 15:02:01
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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