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





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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  • Arabinda Mishra, 2009. "Determinants of Fuelwood Use in Rural Orissa: Implications for Energy Transition," Working Papers id:2145, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:2145
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    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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