Volume 13, Number 48 (7-2009)                   JWSS 2009, 13(48): 367-374 | Back to browse issues page


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Esmaeili A, Nasrnia F. The Economic and Social Factors Affecting Deforestation In Selected Countries: Using Environmental Kuznets Curve. JWSS. 2009; 13 (48) :367-374
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-1013-en.html

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Deforestation has been recognized as one of the biggest environmental problems in the world. It is also one of the main elements of land productivity changes and one of the biggest factors which threaten world's environmental diversity. In this study, based on environmental Kuznets theory, factors which may affect deforestation have been investigated. Results obtained from 71 studied countries show that environmental Kuznets curve was not true for them. Population growth helps the speed of deforestation while higher rate of GDP growth decreases its rate. Institutions which help with the improvement of democracy, individual assets, civil right and political liberty can decrease the pressure on natural recourses and deforestation.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2010/04/4

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