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Who Benefits from Promoting Small Enterprises? Some Empirical Evidence from Ethiopia.

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The Addis Ababa Integrated Housing Development Program (AAIHDP) aims to tackle the housing shortage and unemployment that prevail in Addis Ababa by deploying and supporting small enterprises to construct low-cost housing using technologies novel for Ethiopia. The motivation for such support is predicated on the view that small firms create more jobs per unit of investment by virtue of being more labor intensive and that the jobs so created are concentrated among the low-skilled and hence the ...

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10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.10.007

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Bob Rijkers More by this author
Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi More by this author
Francis Teal More by this author
Journal:
World Development
Volume:
38
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2010
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uuid:8d0ba430-046f-41b0-811b-5458f43dddc0
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14979
Language:
English

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