Household adoption of water-efficient equipment: The role of socio-economic factors, environmental attitudes and policy

Millock, Katrin and Nauges, Celine (2010) Household adoption of water-efficient equipment: The role of socio-economic factors, environmental attitudes and policy. Environmental and Resource Economics, 46 4: 539-565. doi:10.1007/s10640-010-9360-y

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Author Millock, Katrin
Nauges, Celine
Title Household adoption of water-efficient equipment: The role of socio-economic factors, environmental attitudes and policy
Journal name Environmental and Resource Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0924-6460
1573-1502
Publication date 2010-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10640-010-9360-y
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 46
Issue 4
Start page 539
End page 565
Total pages 27
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Abstract Using survey data of around 10,000 households from 10 OECD countries, we identify the driving factors of household adoption of water-efficient equipment by estimating Probit models of a household’s probability to invest in such equipment. The results indicate that environmental attitudes and ownership status are strong predictors of adoption of water-efficient equipment. In terms of policy, we find that households that were both metered and charged for their water individually had a much higher probability to invest in water-efficient equipment compared to households that paid a flat fee.
Keyword Attitudes
Attitudes
Residential water use
Technology adoption
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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