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.
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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