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Population-Land Pressure, Rural Youth out migration and Fertility in Selected Woredas of Amhara and SNNP Regions of Ethiopia: a Comparative Analysis


This study attempts to bring the issue of rural youth out-migration to the research and policy agenda. Increasing rural population in Ethiopia posed the challenge of acquiring farm land or a diminishing land size for the youth as compared to previous generations. The study attempts to shed some light on the linkages between youth migration and the fertility situation of the migrant sending households. This study uses rural household data collected from West Gojjam (in Amhara region) and Wolaitta zones (in SNNP region), which were found to be the main source areas of youth in-migrants of Addis Ababa based on a rapid mapping survey. The approach the study used is mainly descriptive. The study found differences in different characteristics of households both across location and between migrant sending households and those households that do not have any member migrated out. The characteristics that these differences are noted include household wealth, household headship, household size, fertility and fertility preference, contraceptive knowledge, awareness and practice

Corporate Author: 
Worku Gebeyehu & Demirew Getachew (Editors) ; Ethiopian Economic Association. Awassa Chapter
Ethiopia Economics Association (EEA)
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<p>youth migration, fertility</p>

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contraceptive, unmet need

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia (rural)
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330.963 PRO 2012
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the Second Regional Conference of the SNNPRs Economic Development
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Publication date: 
2013-08-27 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date: 
2013-02-27 00:00:00
Conference Place: 
Hawassa, Ethiopia
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Regional Conference of the SNNPRs Economic Development
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