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Household size and residential water demand an empirical approach

Arbues,F.; Villanua,I.; Barberan,R.

Australian Journal Of Agricultural And Resource Economics: 1, 61-80


ISSN/ISBN: 1364-985X
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8489.2009.00479.x
Accession: 035047568

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The effectiveness of pricing policies depends on the price elasticity of consumption. It is well documented that residential demand for water is influenced by heterogeneity associated with differences in the size of the household and socioeconomic characteristics. In this paper, we focus on household size. Our initial hypothesis is that users' sensitivity to changes in price is different depending on the number of household members.

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