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Involuntary Simplicity, Individualism and Wellbeing (Inference from Eastern Ethiopia Communities)
  • Habtamu Demiessie
Habtamu Demiessie
Jigjiga University, Department of Economics

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About the Paper: This paper is an extract from my book manuscript ready for publication. The book is entitled ‘The Fabrics of Eastern Ethiopia Communities:Involuntary Simplicity, Individualism and Wellbeing’. The book manuscript, which is organized into 13 chapters, is behavioral and institutional modeling on communities in the settings of urban East Ethiopia.
Objectives: Empirical evidences suggest inferences about the group decision making is an important ingredient for academic and policy endeavours meant to elevate the wellbeing of communities. It is on the background of those issues that the objectives of this study formulated. Behavioral & institutional modeling and possible implications to wellbeing of communities of eastern Ethiopia takes the pillar of inferences.
Material and Methods: Field work information, with ethnographic and formative research techniques takes the core source and tools of inferences.To corroborate inferences made, theoretical and empirical evidences from host of social science, humanities and behavioural science disciplines were used.
Findings: the study concluded that a host of socio-cultural, economic, geopolitical and geographic factors were risking the life of communities of interest. As cope up strategy, communities developed institutional and behavioural mechanisms.
Inference and way forward: Those response mechanisms to risks in wider dimensions of life have a number of implications to wellbeing. Therefore, academic and policy circle should consider the subject in their respective careers.