Social Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017

  • The Political and Historical Representation of Statues in Three Ethiopian Consecutive Regimes (1889 - Present)

    Mulualem Daba Tola

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 35-44
    Received: 16 January 2017
    Accepted: 29 January 2017
    Published: 27 March 2017
    Abstract: Statues are symbols which represent dynamic societal values. They serve as a rallying point for shared common memory and identity and, hence, are used as a collective remembrance. They also have a power to immortalize an intended ideology. Statue is an object that represents the religion, history, culture, art, socio- economic and political practic... Show More
  • Rural Farm Households’ Income Diversification: The Case of Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Yishak Gecho

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 45-56
    Received: 6 April 2016
    Accepted: 3 June 2016
    Published: 26 April 2017
    Abstract: Despite the economic dominance of agriculture in the study area, farm households widely practice diverse income generating activities as livelihood strategies to overcome diverse challenges and risks. The existing capacity of agriculture to attain food and livelihood security is tremendously declining from time to time. The main aim of this study w... Show More
  • Family Planning Use and Its Determinants Among Pastoralist Communities of Ethiopia

    Alemayehu Bogale, Wubegzier Mekonnen

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2017
    Pages: 57-62
    Received: 24 May 2016
    Accepted: 1 June 2016
    Published: 28 April 2017
    Abstract: Background: Ethiopia is one of the most populous countries in Africa where only 27% of women in the reproductive age group are currently using modern family planning methods. As a result, Low family planning use remains a major public health problem in the country especially in pastoralist communities in which it was not properly utilized due to li... Show More