Residential Water Consumption: A Cross Country Analysis
AbstractSurvey data from 10 OECD countries are used to model household water demand. Statistically significant results include: (1) an inelastic average price response is estimated for every country; (2) households not charged volumetrically consume more water than households that are; (3) household size, residence size, higher education, full-time employment and household income increase water consumption; (4) attitudinal characteristics do not have a statistically significant effect on consumption but increase the probability of undertaking water saving behaviors; and (5) promotion of water saving behaviors would be more effective if households faced a volumetric water charge.
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- R. Quentin Grafton & Tom Kompas & Hang To & Michael Ward, 2009. "Residential Water Consumption: A Cross Country Analysis," Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy Papers 0901, Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.
- Grafton, R. Quentin & Kompas, Tom & To, Hang & Ward, Michael B., 2009. "Residential Water Consumption: A Cross Country Analysis," Research Reports 94823, Australian National University, Environmental Economics Research Hub.
- C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
- Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
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