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An analysis of the determinants of household cooking fuel source in Bauchi State, Nigeria: A preliminary study


Danlami, Abubakar Hamid and Applanaidu, Shri Dewi and Islam, Md Rabiul (2015) An analysis of the determinants of household cooking fuel source in Bauchi State, Nigeria: A preliminary study. In: 4th ASEAN Consortium on Department of Economics Conference (ACDEC) 2015, 04-05 November 2015, Student Accomodation Centre (SAC), UUM.

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Abstract

High rate of biomass fuel use such as plant residue and firewood as the main source of cooking fuel for households in Bauchi state is one of the major factors that cause problems like; indoor air pollution, desertification, soil erosion,lung cancer and other visual problems.This is a pilot study conducted to assess the factors that influence the choice of household main source of cooking fuel in Bauchi state, Nigeria.Being a pilot study, the main aim is to carry out a feasibility analysis in order to ascertain the possibility of conducting a study on the factors influencing household cooking fuel choice in Bauchi state.A total of 30 households were chosen systematically from one rural and one urban areas of the state. Logit regression model was used to analyse the data.Cronbach’s alpha value of 0.71 shows a good reliability and accepted as a valid study and analysis.Therefore, a study to analyse the determinants of household cooking fuel choice in Bauchi state is feasible and may likely discover a valid conclusion that may benefit particularly, the people of Bauchi state.The Logit results show that marital status of the household head, income, number of rooms, nature of the home building and size of the house; are the variables that significantly and positively related to the odd of adopting modern cooking fuel sources. Therefore, policies to increase these factors will encourage households in Bauchi state to adopt modern sources of cooking fuels. On the other hand, age of the household head, gender of the household head and home appliances are negatively and significantly related to the odd of adopting modern cooking fuel sources.Therefore policies to discourage these factors; will encourage the households in Bauchi state to reduce the use of traditional biomass fuels for cooking purpose.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooking, fuel, households, Bauchi
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
T Technology > TX Home economics
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: PM Dr. Shri Dewi a/p Applanaidu
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2016 04:40
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2016 04:16
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17059

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