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Title:Public Ownership of Urban Land and Low-Income Home Ownership in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Author:Mulugeta, SolomonISNI
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:real property
land tenure
urban areas
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Labor and Employment
Urbanization and Migration
Economics, Commerce
housing policy
Low income groups
Home ownership
Abstract:A questionnaire survey was conducted among a group of factory workers in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) to assess the extent to which public ownership of land has promoted low-income home ownership. The findings indicate that approximately one-fifth of the respondents have become homeowners mainly due to the supply of free building lots. Although reported interest in home ownership was quite high among the remaining respondents, their attempts to take advantage of the supply of free land have not been as impressive. Discriminant analysis results suggest that the decision to file applications to secure building lots is mainly a function of stages in the workers' life cycle and the level of satisfaction in the quality of their dwellings rather than of their awareness of the availability of free land. App., bibliogr., sum.