Title: Logistic regression analysis of environmental behaviour of the urban poor concerning solid waste management

Authors: Md. Wahid Murad

Addresses: Department of Economics, Faculty of Management and Economics, University of Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

Abstract: This study developed a logistic regression model to identify and analyse the factors that could affect environmental behaviour of the urban poor concerning solid waste management. The study analysed primary data collected from the level of living conditions of the urban poor residing in the squatters and low-cost flats of Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia. The study gives evidence to the effect that the urban poor usually play a proactive role in solid waste management and their low income and socio-economic profile are not proven as causal to environmental degradation.

Keywords: logistic regression modelling; environmental behaviour; solid waste management; urban poor; squatters; low-cost flat dwellers; Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia; poverty; municipal solid waste.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2011.039476

International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, 2011 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.370 - 381

Published online: 24 Jan 2015 *

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