Predictors of household hardship in a resource constrained environment: the case of sub-Saharan Africa

Margaret Lombe*, Alexander Ochumbo, Charu Stokes, Chavon Hamilton

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Abstract

Using data from the 2004 wave of the Afrobarometer survey, this study examines correlates of household hardship in three countries of sub-Saharan Africa: Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Findings provide partial support for the hypothesized relationship. Specifically, poverty reduction initiatives and informal assistance are associated with reduced hardship while civic engagement is related to an increase in household hardship. We also note that certain demographic characteristics are linked to hardship. Policy and practice implications are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-117
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume54
Issue number1
Early online date16 Aug 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • civic engagement
  • hardships
  • informal assistance
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • poverty
  • poverty reduction
  • sub-Saharan Africa

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