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|Title: ||REGIONAL AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES IN ADDIS ABABA A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF WOREDAS 5 AND 26|
|Authors: ||TOLERA, TESEMA|
|Advisors: ||Solomon Mulugeta (Ph.D.)|
|Copyright: ||2003 |
|Date Added: ||22-Apr-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||It is well known that housing is one of the major problems confronting the city of Addis
Ababa. However, research on the subject is far from adequate .The principal objective of this
study was, therefore, to investigate the conditions of rental accommodations under the
management of “Kebeles” and to examine the interdependence between the demographic and
socio-economic characteristics of the occupants and the housing qualities measured in terms
of respective housing characteristics.
In order to achieve the stated objective, a questionnaire survey covered a total of 200
“Kebele” managed rental accommodations (tenant households) was conducted on two
purposely selected Woredas, namely Woreda Five and Woreda Twenty-Six of Addis Ababa.
The study population was selected from each Woreda by using multi-stage random sampling
techniques. Secondary data have also been used in different sections of the paper. Percentage
distributions, cross tabulations, the chi-square test statistics and simple correlation coefficient
have been used to analyze the data.
The results of the study, in general, showed that, the Kebele managed rental accommodations
are quite in “poor” condition when measured in terms of physical structure, access to
services and amenities and level of occupancy. The findings on spatial variations showed that
the problem is more pronounced in Woreda Twenty-Six than in Woreda Five in all respective
characteristics except for overcrowding.
Low living standards of the occupants added to the haphazard management practices of the
“Kebeles” were appeared to be the most important factors that underlie the problem. In fact
the findings of the study revealed that there was a significant association (relationship)
between the condition of the renteal accommodations on the one hand and the demo-graphic
and socio-economic features of the tenants on the other hand except for educational and
employment status of the household heads.
As such, there were more tendencies by the male-headed households to improve the
habitability of their rented dwelling units than their female-headed counterparts. Likewise,
there was a positive correlation between the amount of income one earns and the quality of
the dwelling unit in which one resides.
Finally, the study gives a direction on priority areas of intervention such as the privatization
of Kebele managed houses, encouraging private sectors to involve themselves in housing
production to alleviate the problem of housing shortage, developing income generating
activities and employment opportunities to improve the living conditions of the city’s
population (the low income majority), introducing new housing finance strategies and
appropriate technologies to encourage the low/middle income groups constructing their own
accommodations and improving the distributions and extensions of housing related services
|Description: ||A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTERS OF ARTS IN REGIONAL AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES|
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