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Recycling Activities and Unemployment in Economically Developing Countries

  • Hirofumi Fukuyama
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 13)

Abstract

Environmental policies have long been discussed around the world. Among environmental problems, the disposal and recycling of wastes is as severe a problem as global warming. It is expected that waste related difficulties will be resolved quickly. Particularly, an explosive increase in waste caused by population growth in economically developing countries has become severe. Waste problems in economically developing countries exhibit the following key features in comparison with those in economically developed countries: (1) waste collection services are insufficient, (2) recovery of resources (recycling) is done almost entirely by the informal sector, and (3) environmental pollution has been generated in landfills.

Keywords

Industrial Sector Informal Sector Labor Demand Final Good Intermediate Good 
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© Springer Japan 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Law, Economics and the HumanitiesKagoshima UniversityKagoshima cityJapan

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