SOCIO-STRUCTURAL FORCES PREDICTING GLOBAL INEQUALITY OF WATER CONSUMPTION: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY AND PATH MODEL

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dc.contributor.advisor Mertig, Angela
dc.contributor.author Hossain, Md Belal
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-04T20:17:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-04T20:17:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07-17
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5474
dc.description.abstract Water quantity and use are important in the modern world system, as natural resources are exploited extensively by capitalist interests in industrially advanced, core nations while the lower strata of the world system in the economically peripheral countries are left with limited access to natural resources, particularly water resources. Despite the sociological importance of water resources, there is little research on global water usage from a world systems perspective. This study uses data from 174 countries to examine how socio-structural forces—world system position, per capita beef consumption, per capita energy consumption, and urbanization—affect water resource consumption as measured by per capita water footprint. Findings show that 50% of the variance in per capita water footprint is explained by these structural forces. Per capita beef consumption and per capita energy consumption have significant positive direct effects, and world system position has a significant indirect effect, on per capita water footprint, after controlling for other variables.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Path analysis
dc.subject Water consumption
dc.subject Water footprint
dc.subject World system theory
dc.title SOCIO-STRUCTURAL FORCES PREDICTING GLOBAL INEQUALITY OF WATER CONSUMPTION: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY AND PATH MODEL
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Amey, Foster
dc.contributor.committeemember Dye, Meredith
dc.contributor.committeemember MacLean, Vicky
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Sociology
dc.description.degree M.A.
dc.contributor.department Sociology


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