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Willingness to Pay for Solid Waste Management Services: A Case Study of Islamabad

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  • Raheel Anjum

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) Islamabad.)

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    Solid waste management remains a serious problem in most of the developing world, although it consumes a larger portion of municipal budgets. In the current project, a number of solid waste management studies were conducted for Islamabad city mostly focusing on the generation, collection and disposal of waste. Moreover, a contingent valuation survey approach was applied for the project. A stratified random sampling technique was applied for sample size selection of five hundred respondents. A double bounded dichotomous choice questions followed by an open ended question format was used to elicit willingness to pay and maximum willingness of the respondents. The logistic regression estimation reveals that 65.4 percent of the total respondents are willing to pay, while multiple regression reveals a monthly mean willingness to pay of Rs 289.15 which is greatly affected by age, household income, education and environmental awareness i.e. respondents with higher levels of education and income show higher willingness to pay. These collected data can specifically help in formulating the solid waste management services while in general can add up its role for the improvement of environmental quality.

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    Paper provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its series CEECC Working Paper with number 2013:03.

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    Length: 25 pages
    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:pid:ceeccp:2013:03

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    1. Pek, Chuen Khee & Othman, Jamal, 2010. "Household Demand for Solid Waste Disposal Options in Malaysia," MPRA Paper 23143, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Mirajul Haq & Usman Mustafa & Iftikhar Ahmad, 2007. "Household s Willingness to Pay for Safe Drinking Water: A Case Study of Abbottabad District," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 46(4), pages 1137-1153.
    3. Altaf, Mir Anjum & Deshazo, J. R., 1996. "Household demand for improved solid waste management: A case study of Gujranwala, Pakistan," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 24(5), pages 857-868, May.
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