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Destitution and social exclusions of demobilized soldiers in Ethiopia


The 1991 demobilization program in Ethiopia has affected the lives of many ex-servicemen. A large number of ex-soldiers have failed to adapt to their pre-army family setting and instead opted to settle elsewhere in the urban areas. Due to loose family tie, inability to conform to civilian values, lack of necessary skills, and insufficient transitional support by the government, many former army members failed to achieve economic and social reintegration. Those who came from other areas to settle in the neighbourhood of Kolfe have no access to any resources and live in the streets. Most of them, including those who live with their family, remain extremely poor and excluded from the domains of civilian lives of a complex city

Corporate Author: 
Getnet Alemu & []. & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
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social - civil

Secondary Descriptor: 

Ex solder reintegration

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Broad Subject heading: 
Demobilization - soldiers
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 15:02:04
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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