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ANALYSIS OF HOUSEHOLD BEHAVIOUR TO THE COLLECTION OF WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN ROMANIA

Maria Loredana Nicolescu () and Nicolae Jula ()
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Maria Loredana Nicolescu: Business Administration & Marketing Department, Nicolae Titulescu University, Bucharest, ROMANIA

Global Economic Observer, 2015, vol. 3, issue 2, 19-26

Abstract: This paper presents an analysis of household behaviour to the collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in Romania based on an econometric multifactorial linear regression model. In the model, the amount of WEEE* collected in the counties represents the endogenous variable, and factors such as regional gross domestic product, the number of employees, monthly average net nominal earnings, unemployed persons, retirees, existing housing, education and other non-quantifiable factors with regional influence are influence factors or explanatory (exogenous) variables. The period considered for the study is 2010-2012, and statistics are taken and processed at county level. The study is necessary to identify the extent to which those factors influence the collection of WEEE from private households. The results of this study may lead to an improvement of the management of waste electrical and electronic equipment in Romania, being useful for policy makers and stakeholders involved in the system.

Keywords: waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE); WEEE collection; econometric modelling of household behaviour; endogenous variable; explanatory (exogenous) variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-11
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