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Stockholm Environment Institute (2009)

Changing Ethiopia : Urban livelihood, gender, and ethnicity in Shashemene after 35 years

Livelihood Gender Ethnicity

Titre du projet : Changing Ethiopia : Urban livelihood, gender, and ethnicity in Shashemene after 35 years

Pays : Ethiopie

Durée  : January 2008 - December 2011

Description
The aim of the project is to study the social, economic and demographic changes of Shashemene between 1973 and 2008, and the meaning of these changes to the inhabitants of the town. I want to use data from my migration study of 1973 as a base-line for the re-study of S., using the fact that the original study was made by random survey methods which makes comparison possible. Methodologically the project will repeat the household survey (including migration histories) of 1973, complemented by detailed life histories of a smaller group of women and men. The new project focuses on the changes in the urban livelihood structure, from 1973 to 2008, and how intersecting aspects of gender, ethnicity, origin and class have contributed to form a new livelihood structure during a period marked by revolutionary changes in Ethiopia.
It explores urban-rural mobility structures, livelihood systems, and changes in formal and informal institutions and economies. It also aims to understand the impact of thirty-five years (since 1972 where we have base data) of rapid and dramatic societal changes to the population of the case study town called Shashemene, located in Southern Ethiopia.
SEI researcher Atakilte Beyene and Centre of Gender Studies at the Stockholm University Prof Gunilla Bjeren are jointly carrying out the research. So far the first phase, extensive survey of 362 households, and second phase, detailed life stories studies of 11 household typologies, have been conducted. Preliminary results are in pipeline.
This projects aims to : •advance knowledge on livelihoods improvement and social change with particular emphasis on governance and institutional dynamics, and •improve both methodological and analytical approaches in livelihoods, adaptation, vulnerability, risk, gender, equity and economics.

Financement : SIDA, contract no SWE-20072399

Présentation (Stockholm Environment Institute)

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