Equality and Mobility: Between the US and Ethiopia

The concepts of equality and mobility are increasingly common aspects evidenced both in the United States and Ethiopia in various levels, economic, social and political (McSpadden & Moussa, 2013). American and Ethiopian population experiences different mobility factors and equality across many lives. Similarities of these factors are exhibited in both the economic and social levels while the contrasts exist in the gender and educational as well as climatic conditions. Comparative individuals in the United States and Ethiopia are characterized by territorial social mobility especially among the rural populations moving to the urban places in the quest for employment opportunities. Besides, the mobility factor has been marked by the change of residence by those living in the urban areas within these two countries.

Similarly, intergenerational mobility aspect is characterized between these states where young generations have experienced an inclination in their income concerning their youth age and education. However, regional mobility is primarily experienced in Ethiopia. Majority of its populations move to the developed countries in the quest for employment and education as opposed to the US population. There have also been cases of the political crisis in Ethiopia leading to massive movements of its people to the neighboring countries for refuge. The US has experienced minimal political mobility and instead, provide shelter for other states affected by the political and civic crisis. Additionally, gender inequality and women’s empowerment programs are experienced both in the US and Ethiopia (McSpadden & Moussa, 2013).

They have diversified programs that tentatively promotes women and girl child equality in various economic and education aspects. In both countries, the revitalization of education has been underway to acquire education equity and expansively of women involved in multiple activities. Conversely, equality in the US tends to underscore the recognition of numerous sexes especially the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender rights as opposed to Ethiopian equality aspects.


McSpadden, L. A., & Moussa, H. (2013). I have a name: The gender dynamics in asylum and resettlement of Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees in North America. Journal of refugee studies, 6(3), 203-225.