Determinant factors of social network in the resettlement area: The case of Metema District Resettlement Scheme

Abstract

Kibrom Adino and Haimanot Atinkut

The study revealed that resettlement has found to create fragmentation on the social organization, kinship ties, and the informal networks. Yet, the social capital as one of the asset for rural households in the resettlement area has great impact on the improvement of their livelihood and resilience capacity. Cognizant to that, this study mainly aimed to indentify the determinant factors for the growth of social network in the resettlement area using the binary logistic regression analysis. The result finds that age of the household head, family size, total farm size, livestock possession and mobile phone possession found to influence the growth of social network positively and significantly on the other hand language difference found to influence social network negatively and significantly.

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