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|Title: ||UTILIZATION PATTERNS OF REMITTANCE: THE CASE OF SELECTED HOUSEHOLDS IN ADDIS ABABA|
|Authors: ||TEGEGNEWORK, EMISHAW|
|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
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.
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)|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Regional and Local Development|
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