ANALYSIS OF THE PATTERNS AND DETERMINANTS OF HOUSEHOLDS’ COOKING ENERGY DEMAND IN YOBE STATE, NIGERIA

Authors

  • Maina, Yakaka Bukar University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
  • Yusuf, Abdurrahman Bala University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.57233/gujeds.v4i1.17

Keywords:

Consumption, Cooking, Demand, Household Socio-economic

Abstract

The paper investigates household cooking energy consumption pattern in Yobe State, Nigeria utilizing secondary data sourced from Nigeria’s COVID-19 national longtitudinal phone survey (NLPS, 2020). Descriptive statistics and ordinarily least squares estimation technique were employed in the analysis of the data. The findings indicate that about 66.7% of the households in Yobe are multiple fuel users. Additionally, among the specific fuel users about half (50%) of the users relied on fuelwood for their household needs. With regards to the determinants of energy sources, income, household size and age were found to be positive and statistically significance at 1% for all the energy sources. The influence of income was the most substantial for charcoal. Household size has the most influence on fuelwood. Similarly, Older households seem to consume more of all fuels. The results for area of residence was only positive and and statistically significance at 1% for kerosene demand while Gender does not significantly affect any fuel type demand. The study concludes that socio-economic factors influence cooking energy demand in Yobe State.Hence, recommends that various stakeholders should support economic empowerment, energy education and promote outreach for specific demographics.

Author Biographies

Maina, Yakaka Bukar, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Department of Economics,
Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria.

Yusuf, Abdurrahman Bala, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Department of Economics,
Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria.

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Published

2023-12-29

How to Cite

Maina, Y. B., & Yusuf, A. B. (2023). ANALYSIS OF THE PATTERNS AND DETERMINANTS OF HOUSEHOLDS’ COOKING ENERGY DEMAND IN YOBE STATE, NIGERIA. GUSAU JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, 4(1), 260–273. https://doi.org/10.57233/gujeds.v4i1.17