Using stated preference methods to evaluate the impact of water on health: the case of metropolitan Cairo
AbstractThis paper analysis the impact of better water quality on health improvements using two stated preference methods: choice experiments and the contingent valuation method. These methods were administered to a random sample of 1500 households living in metropolitan Cairo, Egypt. The results indicate that households living in Metropolitan Cairo have a positive but rather small willingness to pay for reducing health risks owing to water quality.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 113.
Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 15 Oct 2003
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Choice experiment; Contingent Valuation Method; Health; Water;
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- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
- Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2003-10-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-DCM-2003-10-20 (Discrete Choice Models)
- NEP-EXP-2003-10-20 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-HEA-2003-10-20 (Health Economics)
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