Being informed matters: Experimental evidence on the demand for environmental quality
Jyotsna Jalan and
Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers from Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India
A randomly selected treatment group of households in Gurgaon, India was informed whether (or not) their drinking water had tested positive for fecal contamination using a simple test costing about $0.50. Households that were not initially purifying their water, and were told that their drinking water had tested positive, were 11 percentage points (p-value
Keywords: Environmental quality; drinking water; information; awareness; experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I12 O10 Q53 Q56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
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