Examining Characteristics of Post-Civil War Migrants in Ethiopia

Justin Buszin, Brown University

This paper presents an individual-level analysis of the four different types of internal migration occurring in Ethiopia. Using the 1994 Ethiopian Census, I apply multinomial logistical models to examine the characteristics of people who were migrants in Ethiopia after the civil war ended there in 1991. Using the development paradigm of migration, I hypothesize that migrants in Ethiopia will be predominately male, educated, and part of a minority ethnic group. I find that 1) men are not necessarily more likely to move, and women are more likely than men to move to urban areas, 2) those with education are more likely than those with no education to move to urban areas, 3) minority ethnic groups are more likely to move than more dominant ethnic groups, and 4) the effects of sex and education are significantly less when observing where people lived in 1991.

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Presented in Poster Session 6: Migration, Urbanization, Neighborhood and Residential Context