Search for dissertations about: "households"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 438 swedish dissertations containing the word households.

  1. 1. Modeling rural Vietnamese households' use of cooking fuels

    Author : Niklas Vahlne; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; fuel switching; rural households; developing; cooking; fuel ladder; improved stoves; Vietnam;

    Abstract : AbstractA majority of rural households in the developing world still use solid biomass fuels for cooking, which has severe negative health effects, may be expensive, time consuming, and contributes to global warming. Options for interventions aimed at improving the energy situation for households include the dissemination of improved cook stoves (ICSs), increase of households possibilities to switch to more modern fuels, for example through subsidies for LPG, as well as increase of the rate of electrification. READ MORE

  2. 2. Drug Use Among the Very Old Living in Ordinary Households : Aspects on Well-being, Cognitive and Functional Ability

    Author : Margareta Westerbotn; Pernilla Hillerås; Johan Fastbom; Bengt Winblad; Kenneth Asplund; Sophiahemmet Högskola; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Drug use; Medicine management; Very old; Aged 84 and older; Ordinary households; Community; Well-being; Cognitive status; Functional ability; Population-based; In-depth-interviews; Quantitative and qualitative methods; Sweden; Caring sciences; Vårdvetenskap; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; drug use; handling of medicines; very old; aged 84 and older; ordinary households; community; well-being; cognitive status; functional ability; population-based; in-depth-interviews; quantitative and qualitative methods; Sweden.;

    Abstract : Background: In Sweden today a major proportion of the population survive to old ages. To a large extent, the oldest old are capable of living longer in their own households; some of them are very healthy while others have multiple diagnoses or ailments caused by a normal ageing process. READ MORE

  3. 3. Income diversification as a response to social-ecological traps : A case study of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture in the Tam Giang lagoon, Central Viet Nam

    Author : Tong Thi Hai Hanh; Wiebren Boonstra; Melissa Marschke; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; alternative livelihoods; aquaculture households; income diversification; fishing households; small-scale aquaculture; small-scale fisheries; social-ecological traps; and Tam Giang lagoon; Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; Naturresurser och hållbar utveckling;

    Abstract : Many small-scale fishing and aquaculture households in the global South struggle with reinforcing feedbacks between resource degradation and livelihood impoverishment – a situation that is often resembled to a social-ecological trap. Studies suggest that facilitation of income diversification contributes to mitigation and even prevention of trap situations as it reduces exploitation pressure while at the same time makes the households’ livelihood more resilient. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Expectations : Information, Formation and Outcomes

    Author : Kristoffer Persson; Nationalekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Economic Media; Economic Expectations; Consumer Confidence Survey; Scandinavia; Supervised Machine Learning; Generations; Socio-Economic Environment; Economic Behavior; Economic Change; Monetary Policy; Precautionary Saving; Households; Saving Rate; Economic Media; Economic Expectations; Consumer Confidence Survey; Scandinavia; Supervised Machine Learning; Generations; Socio-Economic Environment; Economic Behavior; Economic Change; Monetary Policy; Precautionary Saving; Households; Saving Rate;

    Abstract : The first chapter investigates the relationship between economic media sentiment and individuals’ expectations and perceptions about economic conditions. We test if economic media sentiment Granger-causes individuals’ expectations and opinions concerning economic conditions, controlling for macroeconomic variables. READ MORE

  5. 5. What have residents got to do with it? : Variations in energy use and energy-related behaviours in single-family houses

    Author : Carolina Hiller; Jesper Arfvidsson; Thorbjörn Laike; Avdelningen för Byggnadsfysik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; energy use variations; energy-related behaviour; single-family houses; households; residents; multi-disciplinary; field measurements; times-use diaries; energy use over time; load curves; power peaks; energy measurements; residential houses;

    Abstract : To achieve global energy goals, energy use in residential buildings must decrease. The implementation of technical measures is crucial but alone it is not sufficient; residents need to change their behaviour as well. READ MORE