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Relationship between Personality Traits of the Urban Poor Concerning Solid Waste Management and Household Income and Education

Md Murad (), Md. Hasan and Muhammad Shoeb-Ur-Rahman ()
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Muhammad Shoeb-Ur-Rahman: School of Business, Green University of Bangladesh

Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems - scientific journal, 2012, vol. 10, issue 2, 174-192

Abstract: This study analyzes the relationship between knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of the urban poor householders concerning solid waste management systems and monthly household income and education. To attain the objective, the study employed statistical techniques such as t-tests of equality of means, one-way ANOVA, chi-squared "likelihood ratio" test and simple descriptive statistics. The findings show that the urban poor communities with low income and education have been proven to behave in ways matching with and conducive to environment-friendly solid waste management, for instance, by practicing recycling and waste source reduction. This study also proves that the urban low-income communities generally have a very proactive role from a sound environmental management perspective, as they are the main recyclers and source-reducers of solid waste. The study suggests that policies should be formulated to focus on promoting knowledge, education, skills, and empowerment of the urban poor as means of promoting their living conditions.

Keywords: knowledge; attitudes; behaviour; urban poor; solid waste management; household income; education (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: P25 R11 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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