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Hammond, Laura (2019) 'Livelihoods and Mobility in the Border Regions of Ethiopia.' In: Cheru, Fantu, Cramer, Christopher and Oqubay, Arkebe, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 269-287.

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Ethiopia’s borderlands are key sites of population mobility and migration. Not only do these areas host most of the 800,000 refugees who have entered Ethiopia from neighbouring countries, they also are home to populations whose movements are heavily influenced by the livelihoods, trade, environment, and border management regimes working in their areas. These systems create opportunities for, and blockages to, movement within borderlands and across the country’s borders. This chapter analyses the social, political, and economic influences on mobility decisions in the border regions of Ethiopia. It considers the ways that these decisions are undertaken differently according to gender, youth, and wealth group, given the different resources and constraints that people face at individual and group levels. The chapter also considers the ways in which shocks—including natural hazards, violence, political turmoil, or economic pressure—impact upon livelihood systems and influence mobility decisions.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: Ethiopia, livelihoods, borders, migration
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ISBN: 9780198814986
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2019 08:24
Related URLs: https://global. ... 0&lang=en&cc=gb (Publisher URL)

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