Eshetu Gurmu


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Name Eshetu Gurmu
Rank Professor
AAU experience
Positions held Population and Gender Research Unit
Award (recognition)
Professional Membership
Research Interest areas
Selected Publications  

  1. Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Eshetu Gurmu, Tizta Tilahun and Martin Bangha (2019). Contextual Influences on the Choice of Long-acting Reversible and Permanent Contraception in Ethiopia: a Multilevel Analysis PLoS ONE 14(1): e0209602.
  2. Mhairi A. Gibson, Eshetu Gurmu, Beatriz Cobo Rodríguez, María del Mar Rueda García, Isabel M. Scott. (2018) Indirect questioning method reveals hidden support for female genital cutting in South Central Ethiopia PLoS One 13(5): e0193985.
  3. Dula Etana and Eshetu Gurmu (2018). The Effect of Mass Media on Women’s Reproductive Health Behaviour in Ethiopia. Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review 34 (2): 37-58

  1. Caroline Uggla, Eshetu Gurmu and Mhairi A Gibson (2018). Are wives and daughters disadvantaged in polygynous households? A case study of the Arsi Oromo of Ethiopia. Evolution and Human Behavior 39 (2018) 160–165

  1. Alexandra Alvergne, Rose Stevens and Eshetu Gurmu (2017). Side effects and the need for secrecy: characterising discontinuation of modern contraception and its causes in Ethiopia using mixed methods. BMC: Contraception and Reproductive Medicine (2017) 2:24 DOI 10.1186/s40834-017-0052-7
  2. Eshetu Gurmu and Senait Endale (2017). Wife Beating Refusal among Women of Reproductive Age in Urban and Rural Ethiopia. BMC International Health and Human Rights 17:6 DOI 10.1186/s12914-017-0115-5
  3. Eshetu Gurmu and Tariku Dejene (2017). Correlates of High Risk Fertility Behaviour in Ethiopia: A Multilevel Analysis of the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey Data. Journal of Medicine, Health and Nursing Vol 39: 86-95

  1. Eshetu Gurmu (2017) Differentials and Determinants of Men’s Sexual Behavior in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Health Development 31(1) 36-43.

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Dula Etana (2016). Factors Influencing Children’s Full Immunization in Ethiopia. African Population Studies 30(1):2306-2317.

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Dula Etana (2015). Knowledge and Stigmatization on HIV/AIDS among Women of Reproductive Age in Ethiopia. African Journal of AIDS Research. 14(3) 191-199

  1. Eshetu Gurmu (2015) “Trends and Determinants of Fertility in Rural and Urban Ethiopia” in Explaining Fertility Differences in Sub-Saharan Africa: Projecting the Demographic Future edited by Akim Mturi and Samuel Agyei-Mensah. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 363-408.

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Dula Etana (2014). Age at First Marriage and First Birth Interval in Ethiopia: Analysis of the Roles of Social and Demographic Factors. African Population Studies 28(3):1132 – 1344

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Akim Mturi (2014). Trends and Determinants of Infant and Child Mortality in Ethiopia: Could the MDG four be met? Southern African Journal of Demography. 15(1):49-80

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Akim Mturi (2013). Trends and Correlates of Contraceptive Use in Rural and Urban Ethiopia. African Population Studies 27(2):140 -154

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Dula Etana (2013). Household Structure and Children’s Nutritional Status in Ethiopia. Genus (Journal of Population Sciences) 69(2): 113-130

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Ruth Mace (2013). Determinants of Age at First Marriage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Journal of Social Development in Africa 28(1):89-111.
  2. Eshetu Gurmu and Dula Etana (2013). Socio-Economic and Demographic Determinants of Children’s Schooling in Ethiopia. Eastern African Social Science

Research Review 29 (1): 1-15’s_Primary_School_Enrolment_in_Ethiopia

  1. Alvergne, A., Lawson, D.W., Clarke, P.M.R. Gurmu, E., Mace R. (2013) Fertility, Parental Investment, and the Early Adoption of Modern Contraception in Rural Ethiopia. American Journal of Human Biology 25 (1) 107 – 115 DOI 10.1002/ajhb.22348.
  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Tariku Dejene (2012).Trends and Differentials of Adolescent Motherhood in Ethiopia: Evidences from 2005 Demographic and Health Survey African Journal of Reproductive Health 16 (4):162-174

  1. Gibson MA, Gurmu E (2012) Rural to Urban Migration Is an Unforeseen Impact of Development Intervention in Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 7(11): e48708.

  1. Alvergne, A., Gurmu, E., Gibson, M., Mace, R. (2011). Social Transmission and the Spread of Modern Contraception in Rural Ethiopia. PLoS One 6(7), e22515-

  1. Gibson, Mhairi A and Eshetu Gurmu (2011). Land Inheritance Establishes Sibling Competition for Marriage and Reproduction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (6): 2200-2204.

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Ruth Mace (2008). Fertility Decline Driven by Poverty: the Case of Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Journal of Biosocial Science 40, 339-358

  1. Markos Ezra and Eshetu Gurmu (2002). Correlates of Marriage and Family Patterns in Southern Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Development Research.24 (1): 58-91

  1. Markos Ezra and Eshetu Gurmu (2002). Birth Interval and Child Survival: An Analysis of the 1997 Community and Family Survey in Southern Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Health Development16 (1): 41-51.

  1. Eshetu Gurmu and Tadesse Alemu (1998). Adolescent Reproductive Health and Other Issues in Ethiopia in Handbook on Population and Family Life Education for Secondary School Teachers in Ethiopia.(Edited by Markos Ezra and Seyoum Gebresellassie). Addis Ababa: Institute of Curriculum Development and Research. Pp118-147.