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Title: RURAL POVERTY SITUATION AND DETERMINANTS: THE CASE OF KERSA KONDALTITY WOREDA, SOUTH WEST SHEWA
Authors: AYEHU, METALIGN
Advisors: Dr. Tassew Woldehanna
Copyright: 2005
Date Added: 21-Apr-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Employing cross sectional design, research was undertaken on a random sample of 200 households so as to study rural poverty situation and determinants in Kersa Kondaltity woreda. Cost of Basic Needs approach and Foster, Greer and Thorbecke measures have been employed to set the poverty line and compute the magnitude of rural poverty. Accordingly, the food and total poverty lines were found to be Birr 649.87 and 838.65/adult/annum respectively. Accounting for over 77.5 percent, food takes the lion’s share in the consumption expenditure of the poor and occupied substantial amount in the estimated poverty line. While the incidence, depth and severity of food poverty stood at 42, 31.5 and 11.5 percent, the respective measures for total poverty were found to be 45.5, 27.2 and 9.9 percent. The study clearly indicated that the magnitude of both food and total poverty in the woreda is quite high and worthy of serious attention. Employing Binary Logistic model, the dependent variable, poverty situation of households, was regressed against fifteen explanatory variables so as to identify determinants of rural poverty in the woreda. Regression results revealed that rural poverty falls as the level of education, size of cultivable land and number of oxen and other animals owned increases and where saving culture exists. On the other hand poverty was found to rise with household size and access to micro credit, the later of which is due to use of loan for unintended purposes. Key words: Rural poverty, magnitude, determinants, Kersa Kondaltity woreda x positive for M. bovis. The results indicated that M. tuberculosis is the causative species for tuberculous lymphadenitis in Dera.
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/123456789/800
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