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Willingness to pay for waste management improvement in Dhaka city, Bangladesh

Afroz, Rafia and Hanaki, Keisuke and Hasegawa-Kurisu, Kiyo (2009) Willingness to pay for waste management improvement in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Management, 90 (1). pp. 492-503. ISSN 0301-4797

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Abstract

We employed the contingent valuation method to estimate the willingness to pay of the respondents to improve the waste collection system in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Our objective was to estimate how WTP differs between respondents who received or did not receive door to door waste collection. The methodology consisted of asking people directly about their willingness to pay an additional waste collection service charge to cover the costs of a new waste management project. The mean value of WTP for areas that received waste collection service areas was higher than for residents of areas that did not but the difference was not statistically significant. The aggregate value of WTP of the respondents in Dhaka city was 7.6 million Taka (USD0.1 million).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5965/2262
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude towards waste management; Contingent valuation method; Response rate of the respondents; Marginal willingness to pay; Socio-economic characteristics; Waste collection services
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Dr Rafia Afroz
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2011 14:31
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2011 16:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2262

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