Year 2020, Volume 4 , Issue 4, Pages 466 - 475 2020-12-15

Analysis of Household Energy Expenditure in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria

Ifeanyı Moses KANU [1] , Igwe OBASİ [2] , Kelechi ONWUSANYA [3]

Understanding household energy expenditure is important to encourage policies that support the provision of cleaner, efficient and cost effective sources of energy to households. This project analyzed household energy expenditure in Umuahia North Local Government Area (LGA) of Abia State, Nigeria. The available domestic energy commonly used by the households’ was kerosene, firewood, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), charcoal, and electricity. The most used domestic energy types was kerosene (1st), followed by Liquefied Petroleum Gas (2nd); then firewood (3rd) and charcoal (4th). Multiple regression result for the factors influencing household energy expenditure in the study area shows that five out of eight explanatory variables employed in the model significantly affected the respondent’s households’ energy expenditure. These variables were household size, sex, household income, education and frequency of cooking. Also, results from the ordered probit model shows that the significant variables influencing the choice of domestic energy expenditure was age and gender of the household head, their income level, educational level and occupation. Lack of financial resources, high cost of cleaner energy types and distance from the place of purchase significantly affected household energy expenditure in the study area. It is recommended that provision of cleaner, efficient and cost effective sources of energy be made available to households.
Household Energy Expenditure, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Ordered probit model, Umuahia North Abia State, Fuel-wood
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Primary Language en
Subjects Agricultural Economics And Policy
Published Date December 2020
Journal Section Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-5766-193X
Author: Ifeanyı Moses KANU (Primary Author)
Institution: Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State
Country: Nigeria

Orcid: 0000-0002-0332-8242
Author: Igwe OBASİ
Institution: Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
Country: Nigeria

Orcid: 0000-0002-3668-1667
Author: Kelechi ONWUSANYA
Institution: Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria
Country: Nigeria


Application Date : September 28, 2020
Acceptance Date : November 19, 2020
Publication Date : December 15, 2020

APA Kanu, I , Obasi̇, I , Onwusanya, K . (2020). Analysis of Household Energy Expenditure in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria . International Journal of Agriculture Environment and Food Sciences , 4 (4) , 466-475 . DOI: 10.31015/jaefs.2020.4.10