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Factors Influencing Firewood Consumption in Bauchi State, Nigeria


Danlami, Abubakar Hamid and Applanaidu, Shri Dewi (2016) Factors Influencing Firewood Consumption in Bauchi State, Nigeria. In: 3rd Annual ECoFI Symposium 2016, 18-19 Dicember 2016, Universiti Utara Malaysia,Kedah.

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Abstract

Firewood is the main source of fuel for the majority of households in Bauchi state, whereby about 95% of households use firewood as their main source of cooking fuel. This study was conducted with main aim of analysing the socio-economic factors influencing the quantity of firewood consumption in Bauchi state, Nigeria. A total of 750 households were selected out of which responses from 539 households were analysed. Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression model was used as the tool of data analysis. The result indicates that household head being male and the number of rooms in the home have positive impact on the quantity of firewood consumption. On the other hand, price of firewood and kerosene as well as the level of education of the household head; have negative impacts on the quantity of firewood consumption. Therefore, policies of increasing the cost of obtaining firewood and mass awareness and education will help to reduce the extent of firewood use in Bauchi state, Nigeria.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Household; firewood; consumption
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mr. Che Hasan Hashim
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 02:36
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 02:36
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25040

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