Consumption Inequality in Rural Households of Tigray Regional State: Estimates from Households of Gulomekeda Wereda

Nega Afera Reda


Study was conducted at Gulomekeda wereda of Tigray National Regional State with the main objectives of analyzing consumption inequality in the study area and analysis the socioeconomic condition of the society from consumption side. In order to attain this aim the study made use of the secondary data collected by Relief Society of Tigray (REST) from 191 sample households from four rural kebeles of the wereda.The data collected were analyzed and discussed applying Gini coefficient ;Lorenz curve and  descriptive statistics. As the researcher estimated using DASP software the Gini-coefficient is 0.30. If we express it in percent Gini index is 30%. That is total inequality of the population accounts for 0.30 or 30%. This shows that there is low inequality among population.

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