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Title:Determinants of solid waste disposal practices in urban areas of Ethiopia: a household-level analysis
Author:Abebaw, DegnetISNI
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Northeast Africa
Subjects:waste management
urban households
Environment, Ecology
Refuse and refuse disposal
Cities and towns
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/eastern_africa_social_science_research_review/v024/24.1ejigie.pdf
Abstract:Waste management is a growing public concern in Ethiopia. This study examines the patterns and determinants of solid waste disposal practices adopted by families using a random sample of 200 households from Jimma town. The descriptive results reveal that open dumping, burying, burning and composting are the four most important kinds of household solid waste disposal practices. Estimation results of a reduced-form multinomial logit suggest that household choices of these practices are determined by a certain combination of family size, gender of household head, length of residence, age and education of the head of a household, and education of children. The study also provides insights into sustainable solid waste management practices in Jimma town. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]