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Women, Wealth and Waterborne Disease: Smallholders’ Willingness to Pay for a Multiple-Use Water Scheme in Ethiopia

Sakketa, Tekalign Gutu and Prowse, Martin LU (2016) In Journal of Development Studies
Abstract
This article identifies factors which contribute to households’ willingness to pay for improving and protecting a multiple-use water scheme in Ethiopia. It does so through descriptive statistics, a probit model and contingent valuation methods complemented with qualitative data. Estimates suggest farmers’ willingness to pay is based on gender, the prevalence of waterborne disease, the time to collect water, contact with extension services, access to credit, level of income and location. Respondents would pay 3.43% of average income to participate. Consideration of how gendered norms influence women’s access to extension, credit and local markets could extend the benefits of such schemes.
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Ethiopia, multiple-use water supply, willingness to pay, gender
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Journal of Development Studies
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15 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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0022-0388
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10.1080/00220388.2016.1265945
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  author       = {Sakketa, Tekalign Gutu  and Prowse, Martin},
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  keyword      = {Ethiopia,multiple-use water supply,willingness to pay,gender},
  language     = {eng},
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  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Journal of Development Studies},
  title        = {Women, Wealth and Waterborne Disease: Smallholders’ Willingness to Pay for a Multiple-Use Water Scheme in Ethiopia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2016.1265945},
  year         = {2016},
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