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Estimation of willingness to pay for improvement in dirnking water quality: a study of wasa, lahore


  • Junaid Ahmed Noor

    () (Government College University Lahore Pakistan)

  • Wasif Siddiqi

    () (Goverment College University Lahore)


This study examines the existing water quality of Lahore and measures domestic household's willingness to pay for improvement in water quality services. To this end, a Tobit model is estimated by conducting a contingent valuation survey about household perceptions in six towns of Lahore. The results show that the factors affecting household's willingness to pay are coping costs that a household pay for ensuring quality of water.The study also finds the education level of head of family is an important factor in determining the willingness to pay for improved water services. It is recommended that by ensuring the supply and quality to the household additional revenue of 4.22 million rupees could be earned by the authority.

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  • Junaid Ahmed Noor & Wasif Siddiqi, 2009. "Estimation of willingness to pay for improvement in dirnking water quality: a study of wasa, lahore," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(2), pages 1-19.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00289

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    Willingness to Pay; Tobit; Drinking Water Quality;

    JEL classification:

    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • D7 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making


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