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Determinants of Fuelwood Use in Rural Orissa: Implications for Energy Transition

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  • ARABINDA MISHRA

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    This study examines household behaviour related to fuelwood collection and use. The focus is on identifying the behavioral transition of fuelwood-using households from collection to purchase. The study examines the theory linking households’ labour allocation decisions to choice of fuel and models household decision using a three-stage least squares probit specification. Household fuelwood choice (purchase/collection) is predicted based on an endogenously determined wage income that depends on the opportunity cost of fuelwood collection.

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    Paper provided by eSocialSciences in its series Working Papers with number id:2145.

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    Date of creation: Jul 2009
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    Keywords: fuelwood; wage income; energy transition; rural orissa; reverse switch; India; households; labour allocation; wage; energy transition; least square probit; opportunity cost;

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    1. Arabatzis, G. & Malesios, Ch., 2011. "An econometric analysis of residential consumption of fuelwood in a mountainous prefecture of Northern Greece," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 39(12), pages 8088-8097.

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