Welfare Effects of Access to Water Service in Cambodia
AbstractFrom data collected by questionnaire survey of three communes in the Kandal province of Cambodia, where public water supply remains inaccessible, this study estimates the demand function for drinking water and finds that the price elasticity is between -0.26 and -0.29. Based on this, and given the price set by the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, expansion of service would increase per capita water consumption by 9.8 liters per day, increase consumer surplus by 4.6 percent of total expenditure and decrease the number of households surviving on less than 30 liters of water per day by 5.3 percent. A simulation is used to calculate the water price such that the benefit of water connection exceeds the cost.
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Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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Cambodia; Water Demand; Welfare; Water Tariff;
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- Theara Horn, 2011. "Welfare Effects of Access to Water Service in Cambodia," Discussion Papers in Economics and Business 11-08, Osaka University, Graduate School of Economics and Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP).
- O2 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
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