Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2019, Page: 97-101
Perceived Effects of Poverty on Urban Socio-Economic Development in Ambo Town, Ethiopia
Yikeber Yimesgen, Department of Civics and Ethical Studies, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia
Taye Daba, Agricultural and Rural Development Office, Ambo District Administration, Ambo, Ethiopia
Received: Aug. 31, 2019;       Accepted: Oct. 7, 2019;       Published: Oct. 21, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajtab.20190504.13      View  500      Downloads  141
This study was an assessment of the perceived effects of poverty on urban socio economic development in Ambo town. Poverty is deprivation in wellbeing and lack of basic necessities to sustain life. Prior researches conducted on the perception of people on the effects of poverty towards urban socio-economic development were insufficient in Ethiopia. Thus, the objectives of the study were to assess the effects of poverty on urban economic, education and healthcare development, and to examine the effects of poverty on women economic development in Ambo town. The research was a qualitative research, used primary data collected through key informant interview selected purposively from experienced persons residing in Ambo town. The data was analyzed using thematic method of analysis. The study indicated that poverty is highly prevalent in Ambo town mainly due to poor governance, corruption, poor investment flow, lack of political will from the government and political instability. The education and health care infrastructures were expanding in the town in the last decade but there were limitations in quality and service provision. Poverty has negatively affected poor people livelihoods in income generation, and medical as well as educational services in Ambo town. Women poverty in Ambo is higher than men and a significant number of women were living in destitution. Many women in Ambo town were economically dependent on men.
Ambo, Urban Poverty, Urban Development, Women Development
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Yikeber Yimesgen, Taye Daba, Perceived Effects of Poverty on Urban Socio-Economic Development in Ambo Town, Ethiopia, American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Business. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2019, pp. 97-101. doi: 10.11648/j.ajtab.20190504.13
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