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Public Infrastructures and Livelihood Strategies: The Case of Rural Households in Kersa District, Jimma Zone

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dc.contributor.author Nagesso, Hassen es_ES
dc.contributor.author Ayele, Tariku es_ES
dc.contributor.author Nigussie, Birhanu es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-05T09:34:09Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-05T09:34:09Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/109505
dc.description.abstract [EN] Public infrastructures: roads, agricultural extension services, electricity, ICT, protected water sources, irrigation, formal education centers, and formal health centers are essential for human-being in diversifying their livelihood strategies. The general objective of this study is to examine the possible effect of rural public infrastructures on the rural households’ livelihood strategies. The empirical assessments elsewhere in Ethiopia and the circumstances on the rural livelihood in association with public infrastructures have conferred the paucity of sociological research. This study used the pragmatist research philosophy that advocates ontological and epistemological mixes in an effort to minimize the gaps noted on the empirical knowledge. Accordingly, the research strategy employs the triangulation of quantitative and qualitative approaches. As mirror to the methodological triangulation, the analysis has followed a mixed design that combines descriptive and inferential techniques with the themes emerging through qualitative explorations. Cross-tabulation descriptive statistics and binary and multinomial logistic regression were employed. Consequently, the findings of the research revealed that public infrastructures have a significant influence on livelihood diversification strategies. Specifically, there were significant associations whereby households who have access to assume infrastructures did more likely engage in mixed livelihood diversification strategies than households who don’t have access to respective rural public infrastructures. The findings from qualitative data also emphasize indispensability of given public infrastructures for diversification of livelihood strategies. Thus, by including cultural elements of local people, responsible bodies should increase the required resources for the purpose of upgrading and managing public infrastructures particularly on all-weather roads. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship Above all, we would like to express our gratitude to Jimma University for its material support in general. We also thank the University for covering the financial expenses to carry out the fieldwork particularly. We are grateful for the time and information shared by the public institutions during the fieldwork. We owe special respect to Kersa Woreda offices of transportation, education, health, ICT, energy and water, and development and irrigation. We thank them for opening their doors and enabling me to access relevant data, archives and documents. Our special gratitude is also due to the respondents of household survey, key informants and interviewees. Finally, we are also grateful for all our friends who have suggested and commented for the successful accomplishment of this study. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Universitat Politècnica de València
dc.relation.ispartof Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial - Sin obra derivada (by-nc-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Public infrastructures es_ES
dc.subject Livelihood es_ES
dc.subject Livelihood strategies es_ES
dc.subject Rural household es_ES
dc.subject Livelihood diversification strategies es_ES
dc.title Public Infrastructures and Livelihood Strategies: The Case of Rural Households in Kersa District, Jimma Zone es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2018-10-05T08:18:20Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/muse.2018.10383
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Nagesso, H.; Ayele, T.; Nigussie, B. (2018). Public Infrastructures and Livelihood Strategies: The Case of Rural Households in Kersa District, Jimma Zone. Multidisciplinary Journal for Education, Social and Technological Sciences. 5(2):73-96. doi:10.4995/muse.2018.10383 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod SWORD es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.4995/muse.2018.10383 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 73 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 96 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 5
dc.description.issue 2
dc.identifier.eissn 2341-2593
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