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Review Article on Poverty Status and Income Inequality in Ethiopia | Abstract
Journal of Hotel and Business Management

Journal of Hotel and Business Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2169-0286

Abstract

Review Article on Poverty Status and Income Inequality in Ethiopia

Getachew Wollie*

The paper aimed to organize the main findings of different scholars studied on poverty and income inequality in
Ethiopia since started from 2015 to 2020 in one window. This paper is a detailed review article based on an intensive
reading of both published and unpublished articles and books obtained from different sources. 75% of the reviewed
studies have a head count index higher than the national head count index estimated by Ethiopian Plan and
Development commission (0.235). All reviewed papers revealed that there is a high level of income inequality
variation among households above the national value (0.328) estimated in 2016. The incidence, gap and severity of
poverty can vary from region to region or district to district based on their agro-ecological location, resources or
socioeconomic factors. This review paper forwarded that, a holistic pro-poor enhanced policies were need for
Ethiopians to stop huger and eradicate the severity of poverty in all dimensions as well as to narrow the income gap
among households.

Published Date: 2021-01-27; Received Date: 2021-01-06

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