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Solid Waste Disposal and Its Relationship with Economic Development in Rural China

  • Li, Yumin
  • Bai, Junfei
  • Wang, Jinxia
  • Qiu, Huanguang
  • Min, Shi

Applied a recently collected household data in 6 provinces in rural China, the purpose of this paper is to analyze solid waste disposal and its relationship with economic development in rural China. Domestic solid waste disposal per capita is about 1.07 kg/daily, or about 390 kg/year, and varies across regions and components. Major findings support the existence of the environmental Kuznets curves for domestic solid waste disposal with the estimated turning point of 17, 446 RMB per capita income.

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Paper provided by International Association of Agricultural Economists in its series 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil with number 126426.

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Date of creation: 2012
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