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Advisors: Dr.Teketal Abebe
Copyright: 2006
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Around one million Ethiopians have currently established their work place and temporary residence in foreign lands as international migrants (Birihanu, 2004:24). The ever increasing migration and huge remittance flows associated are important features of the globalizing world. There are different and competing theoretical perspectives on the impacts of remittance on the economy of migrant sending countries. Contradictory findings with regard to the impact of remittance on individual remittance receiving households are common and have emerged out of cross-country empirical research. Research findings and observation have shown that Ethiopia is acquiring huge sum of remittance and will probably benefit more if appropriate and concerned institutions work in coordination and effectively. However, there are very few studies about the impact and utilization pattern of remittance in Ethiopia. The focus of this study is migration and remittance from Middle East and Gulf areas. Specifically, it is an attempt to empirically understand the utilization patterns of remittance at household level. The study selected two localities in Addis Ababa: “Talian Sefer” and “American Gibi”. The two were purposely selected because they are, more or less, representative of localities with high level of urban poverty. They also have high number of migrants in the stated countries. viii The major findings of this research share the conclusion of many other similar studies which found out that remittance, at house hold level, is mainly spent on basic consumption and durable goods with little investment and saving.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the school of graduate studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Regional and Local Development Studies (RLDS)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/780
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