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|Title: ||THE ROLE OF SOCIAL CAPITAL IN THE LIVELIHOODS OF|
|Authors: ||BANCHAYEHU, TESSEMA ASSEFA|
|Advisors: ||Woldeab Teshome(Dr)|
|Keywords: ||Urban Development|
|Copyright: ||Jul-2011 |
|Date Added: ||10-Dec-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The study is conducted in two selected kebeles of Debre Markos Town. The study mainly
assesses the role social capital can play in the livelihoods of urban households. The study is
also intended to identify the available dimensions of social capital to the sample urban
households and determinant factors of social capital utilization.
Mixed methodology is employed in order to achieve the objectives of the study. Household
Survey, Life History and Key Informant Interview are the methods applied. Purposive and
Simple Random sampling techniques are used to identify samples of the study.
Social capital in the study area is manifested in terms of the concentration of memberships
and the networks the households have. Apart from these ‘‘structural’’ social capital
dimensions, the high level of trust existing among the households and reciprocity are
manifestations of social capital in the study area. The study reveals that better access to
resources; social capital as coping strategy; enhancement of other livelihood assets,
emotional support and social security are the main roles of social capital in the livelihoods
of the sample urban households. Socioeconomic, personal, cultural and religious factors
determine social capital in the study area.
Maintaining the existing social capital should be pursued through encouraging and
supporting the existing local institutions. This would help to preserve the existing social
capital and tap its returns.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Urban Design & Development|
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