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Household’s willingness to pay for safe drinking water: A case study of Abbottabad district

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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Abstract

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.

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