The Demographics of Recycling and the Structure of Environmental Behavior

Berger, I. E. (1997). The demographics of recycling and the structure of environmental behavior. Environment and Behavior, 29, 4, 515-531.

The influence of socioeconomic and demographic variables on environmentally responsible behaviors is examined. Analysis of questionnaire data compiled by Statistics Canada from 43,000 households indicates that socioeconomic and demographic variables play an important role as antecedents to such behaviors. The results show that size of residential area, type of dwelling, education, and income are significant determinants of whether recycling facilities are available and used. Furthermore, having convenient access to a recycling.

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