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Ex pl o rin g the In te rplay Between Migration and Changes in the Social Capital of Sending Conununiti es: Ex p eriences from Raya Kabba Wareda , North Wallo

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dc.contributor.advisor Minaye, Abebaw (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Desale, Getachew
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-06T09:03:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-06T09:03:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/16572
dc.description.abstract Labor migration to the Middle East has become a common phenomenon in North Wolo of RayaKobboWoreda. This study aimed at identifying and comprehending the changes brought by migration vis-it-vis the six dimensions of social capital (groups and networks; trust and solidarity, collecti ve action and cooperation, information channels and communication, social cohesion and integration, empowerment and political action). In tune with the ethnographic strategy employed, I made desk reviews of pertinent documents; held six FGDs comprising 46 (J 7female) participants; conducted in-depth interview with eleven key informants and 15 purposefully selected informants from the community along with observation of major social events. The data obtained from the diverse sources were triangulated and analyzed to see changes that occurred to the community following international labor migration. Though hard to fully attribute all the changes in the community to migration alone, migration has a discernible effect on the social capital of the community. Groups and networks with economic purposes are declining sharply. Migration also endangers informal sociocultural structures. There is al so a decline in terms of mutual support, collective action and cooperation; and meaningful participation of the community in their own affairs. Older children preferred migration and the elementary schools are the most affected institutions. At the family level, the effect is mixed: some are successful and send remittance to their non-migrant family members while many do not succeed at all. Participants urged government and all stakeholders and all stakeholders for alternative job opportunities for the youth; facilitating the legal process of migration; and supporting fanners by harnessing the underground water there. Key Words: labor migration, social capital, communities, Ethiopia en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject labor migration en_US
dc.subject social capital en_US
dc.subject communities en_US
dc.subject Ethiopia en_US
dc.title Ex pl o rin g the In te rplay Between Migration and Changes in the Social Capital of Sending Conununiti es: Ex p eriences from Raya Kabba Wareda , North Wallo en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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