The determinants of water connection and water consumption: empirical evidence from a Cambodian household survey

Basani, Marcello, Isham, Jonathan and Reilly, Barry (2008) The determinants of water connection and water consumption: empirical evidence from a Cambodian household survey. World Development, 36 (5). pp. 953-968. ISSN 0305-750X

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Using cross-sectional household-level data from seven provincial towns and one district in Cambodia, we estimate both an access-to-water network equation and a water demand equation. We find that the connection elasticity with respect to the one-off initial connection fee is -0.39 and the price elasticity of water demand for the connected households lies in a range between -0.5 and -0.4. The policy implication of this research is that development practitioners should consider a connection (rather than a consumption) subsidy scheme, as it would stimulate increased access to clean water among all households, including the poorest.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Depositing User: Barry Reilly
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:11
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 10:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24627
📧 Request an update