Sanitation dynamics: Toilet acquisition and its economic and social implications in rural and urban contexts

Britta Augsburg, Paul Rodríguez-Lesmes

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Abstract

This paper uses primary micro-data from Indian households residing in rural villages and poor urban neighbourhoods to shed light on household sanitation decision-making. We use a theoretical economic model to reduce the dimensionality and complexity of this process. Beyond the most commonly analysed motivator, health, we consider economic and non-pecuniary benefits. We provide empirical evidence that each of these margins matter, and do so in both rural and urban contexts, and discuss how our findings can be explored in sanitation policy and programme design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-641
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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