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Using stated preference methods to evaluate the impact of water on health: the case of metropolitan Cairo

Hala Abou-Ali

No 113, Working Papers in Economics from University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics

Abstract: This paper analysis the impact of better water quality on health improvements using two stated preference methods: choice experiments and the contingent valuation method. These methods were administered to a random sample of 1500 households living in metropolitan Cairo, Egypt. The results indicate that households living in Metropolitan Cairo have a positive but rather small willingness to pay for reducing health risks owing to water quality.

Keywords: Choice experiment; Contingent Valuation Method; Health; Water (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C25 I10 Q25 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2003-10-15
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