Determinants of a Household’s Choice of Drinking Water Source in Punjab, Pakistan
Sara Rauf1, Khuda Bakhsh2, Sarfraz Hassan1, Abdul Majeed Nadeem3, Muhammad Asif Kamran4
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1Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Vehari, Pakistan
3Department of Economics, Government College University, Faisalabad-Pakistan
4Nuclear Institute for Agriculture and Biology, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Submission date: 2015-02-15
Final revision date: 2015-08-28
Acceptance date: 2015-08-28
Publication date: 2015-11-27
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2015;24(6):2751–2754
The present study is designed to identify determinants of choice of drinking water supply by the households in Punjab province of Pakistan. The multinomial logit model is used for the analysis of choice of water source using the household integrated economic survey for 2010-11. Our findings suggest that family size and numbers of rooms in a dwelling have a strong effect on choice of drinking water source. Location of the respondents (rural/urban) is highly significant and has a positive effect on the choice of drinking water source, whereas mode of transportation has a significant effect but a negative relationship with ownership of hand and motor pumps.