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Household s Willingness to Pay for Safe Drinking Water: A Case Study of Abbottabad District

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  • Mirajul Haq

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

  • Usman Mustafa

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

  • Iftikhar Ahmad

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

Abstract

This study is based on survey data and used both the contingent valuation method and averting behaviour approach to capture HH's willingness to pay for services and quality in the drinking water sector. In case of the HH’s WTP for improved water services, the study estimates that there is statistically significant effect of location that in urban areas, HHs has more WTP for improved water services. The study also finds that sources of water have a significant effect on WTP i.e. the HH who have own source are willing to pay in the higher range (Rs 51–100) further tap water has significant effect on WTP for the first two quartiles. As expected, education level ignificantly affects WTP for safe drinking water.
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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:46:y:2007:i:4:p:1137-1153
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    1. Iftikhar Ahmad & Miraj ul Haq & Abdul Sattar, 2010. "Factors Determining Public Demand for Safe Drinking Water (A Case Study of District Peshawar)," PIDE-Working Papers 2010:58, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
    2. Syed A. Shah & Dana L. K. Hoag & Stephen Davies, 2016. "Household preferences and willingness to pay (WTP) for freshwater quality improvement in Pakistan’s Swat River Valley," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 18(4), pages 1081-1093, August.
    3. Mahanta, Ratul & Chowdhury, Jayashree & Nath, Hiranya K., 2016. "Health costs of arsenic contamination of drinking water in Assam, India," Economic Analysis and Policy, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 30-42.
    4. Usman Mustafa & Iftikhar Ahmad & Miraj ul Haq, 2014. "Capturing Willingness to Pay and Its Determinants for Improved Solid Waste Management," PIDE-Working Papers 2014:110, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
    5. repec:rej:journl:v:19:y:2016:i:62:p:191-214 is not listed on IDEAS
    6. Sidrat Asim & Heman D. Lohano, 2015. "Households’ Willingness to Pay for Improved Tap Water Services in Karachi, Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 54(4), pages 507-526.
    7. Raheel Anjum, 2013. "Willingness to Pay for Solid Waste Management Services: A Case Study of Islamabad," CEECC Working Paper 2013:03, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
    8. K. Parameswari & B. V. Mudgal & T. K. Padmini, 2016. "Awareness on usage of contaminated groundwater around Perungudi dumpsite, Tamil Nadu, India," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 657-668, June.
    9. Armand, Totouom Fotue Luc, 2016. "Determinants of household avoidance behavior to cope with unsafe drinking water: case study of Cameroon," 2016 AAAE Fifth International Conference, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 249333, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).

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    JEL classification:

    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q51 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Valuation of Environmental Effects
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • Q58 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Government Policy

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