'; ICES20 at Mekelle University: 20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies
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20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies (ICES20)
Mekelle University, Ethiopia

"Regional and Global Ethiopia - Interconnections and Identities"
1-5 October, 2018

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GLOBALISATION AND WOMEN’S HEALTH - EVIDENCE FROM ETHIOPIA WIDE RESEARCH [Abstract ID: 1205-14]

Agata FRANKOWSKA, Graduate School for Social Research Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

In this paper I analyse and compare how globalisation has influenced the health and well-being of women in four rural communities in Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and Southern Region. I argue that in rural areas globalisation demonstrates itself in various ways, including new technological solutions in health care delivery, improvements of infrastructure, new modalities of health care governance as well as transfers including new ideas, behaviors and identities. I explore how consequences of globalisation, frequently related to government interventions, have modified the life conditions, health status and position of women of different wealth statuses in the four communities in the period 2003 - 2018. The data come from previous editions of Ethiopia WIDE project (2003, 2010/13) and the edition in 2018.