Haq, Mirajul and Usman Mustafa, Usman and Ahmad, Iftikhar (2008): Household’s willingness to pay for safe drinking water: A case study of Abbottabad district. Published in: The Pakistan Development Review , Vol. 46, No. 4 (2007): pp. 1137-1153.
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This study is based on survey data and used both the contingent valuation method and averting behaviour approach to capture HH's willingness to pay for services and quality in the drinking water sector. In case of the HH’s WTP for improved water services, the study estimates that there is statistically significant effect of location that in urban areas, HHs has more WTP for improved water services. The study also finds that sources of water have a significant effect on WTP i.e. the HH who have own source are willing to pay in the higher range (Rs 51–100) further tap water has significant effect on WTP for the first two quartiles. As expected, education level ignificantly affects WTP for safe drinking water.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Household’s willingness to pay for safe drinking water: A case study of Abbottabad district|
|Keywords:||contingent valuation, averting behaviour, household survey, willingness to pay, Pakistan|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q53 - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q51 - Valuation of Environmental Effects
H - Public Economics > H2 - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue > H23 - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q58 - Government Policy
|Depositing User:||Iftikhar Ahmad|
|Date Deposited:||14. May 2009 07:28|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 18:57|
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