Household Demand for Water in Rural Kenya

  title={Household Demand for Water in Rural Kenya},
  author={J. Wagner and J. Cook and P. Kimuyu},
  journal={Environmental and Resource Economics},
  • J. Wagner, J. Cook, P. Kimuyu
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • To expand and maintain water supply infrastructure in rural regions of developing countries, planners and policymakers need better information on the preferences of households who might use the sources. Using data from 387 households in rural Kenya, we model source choice and water demand using a discrete-continuous (linked) demand model. We find that households are sensitive to the price, proximity, taste, and availability in choosing among sources, but are not sensitive to other source… CONTINUE READING

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