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Seeing the forest for the fuel

dc.contributor.author Pattanayak, SK
dc.contributor.author Sills, EO
dc.contributor.author Kramer, RA
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-18T15:29:25Z
dc.date.issued 2004-02-01
dc.identifier.issn 1355-770X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6618
dc.description.abstract We demonstrate a new approach to understanding the role of fuelwood in the rural household economy by applying insights from travel cost modeling to author-compiled household survey data and meso-scale environmental statistics from Ruteng Park in Flores, Indonesia. We characterize Manggarai farming households' fuelwood collection trips as inputs into household production of the utility yielding service of cooking and heating. The number of trips taken by households depends on the shadow price of fuelwood collection or the travel cost, which is endogenous. Econometric analyses using truncated negative binomial regression models and correcting for endogeneity show that the Manggarai are 'economically rational' about fuelwood collection and access to the forests for fuelwood makes substantial contributions to household welfare. Increasing cost of forest access, wealth, use of alternative fuels, ownership of kerosene stoves, trees on farm, park staff activity, primary schools and roads, and overall development could all reduce dependence on collecting fuelwood from forests. © 2004 Cambridge University Press.
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.relation.ispartof Environment and Development Economics
dc.title Seeing the forest for the fuel
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Pattanayak, SK|0113326
duke.contributor.id Kramer, RA|0114855
pubs.begin-page 155
pubs.end-page 179
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Center
pubs.organisational-group Duke Population Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group Duke Science & Society
pubs.organisational-group Economics
pubs.organisational-group Environmental Sciences and Policy
pubs.organisational-group Global Health Institute
pubs.organisational-group Initiatives
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Nicholas School of the Environment
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 9


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