Identify studies involving longitudinal social research in Ethiopia.
The prominent longitudinal studies in Ethiopia, from which much of the academic and practitioner literature draws from, include:
- Young lives: an international study on childhood poverty involving
12,000 children in four countries (Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam)
over 15 years. Research priorities include nutrition, health,
education and child work.
- Ethiopian Rural Households Survey: a longitudinal dataset that
includes 450 households over 20 years. Research areas include health,
women’s activities, agriculture and livestock information and food
- Wellbeing and Ill-being Dynamics in Ethiopia (WIDE): cross-sectoral
research which looks at modernisation processes and outcomes in
Ethiopia, and documents how government and donor development
interventions have interacted with these. This involves three periods
of study from 1994 to 2013/14.
- Jimma longitudinal family survey of youth (JLFSY): a study in Jimma
town (Western Ethiopia’s largest city) and outlying areas, involving
approximately 3,700 households and 2,100 youth (ages 13-17) between
2005 and 2010. Research areas include food insecurity, school
absenteeism, and educational attainment.
- Livelihoods Change over Time (LCOT): a study on the responses of
communities and agencies to chronic crisis. Ethiopia is one of four
country case studies (the others being Sudan, Bangladesh and Haiti)
and research is conducted collaboratively with humanitarian institutes
in host countries.
- Ethiopia Socio-Economic Survey (ESS): survey on household welfare and
income-generating activities in Ethiopia. Surveys were carried out in
2011/12 and revisited in 2013/14.
Hinds, R. Longitudinal social research in Ethiopia (GSDRC Helpdesk Research Report 1228). Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2015) 21 pp.