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

The Journal of World Development Studies, 54(3), 2018

Posted: 17 Oct 2019

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Takalign Sakketa

University of Bonn - Department of Economic and Technological Change

Date Written: November 7, 2006

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 per cent 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.

Keywords: Ethiopia; multiple water use; willingness to pay

Suggested Citation

Sakketa, Takalign, Women, Wealth and Waterborne Disease: Smallholders’ Willingness to Pay for a Multiple-Use Water Scheme in Ethiopia (November 7, 2006). The Journal of World Development Studies, 54(3), 2018 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3465657

Takalign Sakketa (Contact Author)

University of Bonn - Department of Economic and Technological Change ( email )

Walter-Flex-Str. 3
Bonn, 53113
Germany

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