Rural- Urban Migrant Labors Engaging in Construction Sector In Addis Ababa City The Case Studies of Bole Sub City Werada 9, 10, and 11

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Addis Ababa University


In Ethiopia, some research has been done on migrant laborers. Though the limited existing researches show the rural-urban migrant laborers engaging construction sector, no research was conducted on causes and challenges. we can understand that migrant Laborers have made substantial contributions to the urban economy. However, the explosive growth of rural-urban migrants has generated several “migration problems,” such as growing social inequality in urban setting. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the causes and consequences of migrant laborers in Bole Sub city of Addis Ababa. The study covered three Weredas: Wereda 9, 10 and 11 which are various construction under way on the area attracted migrant laborers. Most of the Labor migrants live in aforementioned Weredas since these areas are where the city is expanding and most real estate construction underway in area. To get better understanding subject matter, a quantitative approach supported by qualitative approach was used to assesses the topic well through survey using questioner, key informant interview and selective observation. For the research, 150 migrant workers were selected via probability sampling from Wereda 9, 10 and 11 in Bole sub city of Addis Ababa. Data was collected through survey using questioner for this study. Five Key informant interview also conduct in the each Wereda in order to supporting information to the findings of the study. Finally, the collected data was thematically analyzed and interpreted. The findings of the study identified the demographic factor and soci-economic characteristics of migrant laborers, the determent factor to leave place of Origen, where get basic service from and the challenges of migrant laborers in destination area. The study had tried to have contribution as sources of information migrant laborers need specific contextual Support to maintain their wellbeing. Key words: Rural, Urban, migrant labors, Construction sector



Rural, Urban, migrant labors, Construction sector