Safe drinking water is needed for survival. Households have to pay the water bill monthly. However, lower income households are sometimes unable to afford the cost. This study examines water access and affordability among households in Malaysia and the determinants of water affordability using cross-sectional data and multiple regression. The paper expects that the bill for basic water consumption is inversely related to average income. This means that policy makers need to redesign the water tariff to improve the quality of life of lower income households.
Affordability and Expenditure Patterns towards Sustainable Consumption in Malaysia
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Tanggal Publikasi: 1 Jan 2017
Affordability, households, income, water tariff
Affordability, A. , Malaysia, E. (2017). 'Affordability and Expenditure Patterns towards Sustainable Consumption in Malaysia'. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Open Science Index 124, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 11(4), 1088 - 1093.