Being informed matters: Experimental evidence on the demand for environmental quality
AbstractA randomly selected treatment group of households in Gurgaon, India was informed whether (or not) their drinking water had tested positive for fecal contamination using a simple test costing about $0.50. Households that were not initially purifying their water, and were told that their drinking water had tested positive, were 11 percentage points (p-value
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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2004
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Environmental quality; drinking water; information; awareness; experiment;
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