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Title:Personal Earnings in Ethiopian State-Owned Manufacturing: The Case of Ediget Cotton Factory
Author:Amha, Wolday
Periodical:Eastern Africa Economic Review
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:income distribution
cotton industry
Labor and Employment
Economics and Trade
Politics and Government
Development and Technology
Abstract:After the 1974 revolution, the Ethiopian government aimed to increase the people's standard of living and to distribute income more equitably. This study examines the distribution of wages and the influences on earnings in the State-owned manufacturing sector before and after the revolution through a case study of Ediget Cotton Factory. The distribution of wages was slightly more unequal in 1985 than in 1974. Human capital - education, experience, occupation, and marital status - was important in explaining most of the variation in wages. Bibliogr.