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The role of socio-economic factors on household waste generation: a study hi a waste management program in Dhaka city, Bangladesh

Afroz, Rafia and Hanaki, Keisuke and Tuddin, Rabaah (2010) The role of socio-economic factors on household waste generation: a study hi a waste management program in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 5 (3). pp. 183-190. ISSN 1993-6079 (O), 1815-932X (P)

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Abstract

Information on waste generation, socio economic characteristics and willingness of the households towards waste separation of waste were obtained from interviews with 402 respondents in Dhaka city. Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression was used to determine the dominant factors that might influence the waste generation of the households. The results showed that the waste generation of the households in Dhaka city was significantly affected by household size, income, concern about the environment and willingness to separate the waste. These factors are necessary to effectively improve waste management, growth and performance as well as to reduce the environmental degradation of the household waste

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/12803
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ordinary least square method; Performance; Recycling; Socio-economic factors; Waste generation; Wilingness
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 13:27
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2012 08:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12803

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