Search for dissertations about: "households"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 411 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. 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

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

    Author : Carolina Hiller; 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

  5. 5. Energy consumption transition : final household energy consumption in the case of Sweden 1920-2010

    Author : Mikael Levin; Lars-Fredrik Andersson; Ann-Kristin Bergquist; Thomas Pettersson; Bengt Kriström; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic history; households; energy transition; energy consumption; residential; electrical appliances; Carbon dioxide; emission; ekonomisk historia; Economic History;

    Abstract : This licentiate thesis examines households’ final energy consumption over the long run by measuring their final energy use and examining how structural, institutional and economic factors affected the demand for energy in the residential sector during the period 1920-2010, a period covering the transition from traditional to fossil to renewable energy carriers. I believe that wider understanding of the historical energy transition and energy consumption within the residential sector might help us gain important insights into the long-run development and the factors affecting energy consumption among the households. READ MORE