The aim of the paper is to examine the impact of migration processes (mainly the emigration and immigration) and economic prosperity on the quantity of municipal waste. The data used in this research concerned the quantity of collected mixed municipal wastes during the year (an endogenous variable), the number of registrations and deregistrations (to and from rural, urban areas), expenditures on waste management, population density and revenue of poviats budget (exogenous variables). The analysis covered 379 Polish poviats and the time span from 2005 to 2014. Assuming that, migration processes, quantity of collected wastes and socio - economic development are characterised by spatial heterogeneity and spatial autocorrelation, there were used spatial econometric methods, such as: ESDA (Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis) and spatial panel Durbin model based on Environmental Kuznets Curve.
Elżbieta Antczak, University of Lodz, Poland
Stream: Environmental Sustainability & Human Consumption: Waste
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