Strict collapsibility and model collapsibility are two important concepts associated with the dimension reduction of a multidimensional contingency table, without losing the relevant information. In this paper, we obtain some necessary and sufficient conditions for the strict collapsibility of the full model, with respect to an interaction factor or a set of interaction factors, based on the interaction parameters of the conditional/layer log-linear models. For hierarchical log-linear models, we present also necessary and sufficient conditions for the full model to be model collapsible, based on the conditional interaction parameters. We discuss both the cases where one variable or a set of variables is conditioned. The connections between the strict collapsibility and the model collapsibility are also pointed out. Our results are illustrated through suitable examples, including a real life application. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.